Purisima Creek Redwoods Open Space Preserve, Woodside

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#84 of 140 in Trails in California
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  • This loop, starting at the north parking lot to purisima creek, then craig britton trail, was beautiful. The creek was still active and most of the hike was tree lined and beautifully green with ferns...  more »
  • We really enjoyed this almost 7 km hike on well managed trails. The views were great. While this was a medium difficulty trail, this did pose a challenge for a couple in our family who were a little l...  more »
  • Water activites, under force an inexperienced traveler, a young child and a very mature person. From the ocean, unfortunately not yet, too many tempting trails well in mountain river.
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  • Large preserve that declines steeply towards the oceanside. Beautiful lush scenery for morning and day hikes. Centuries-old redwoods and groves span the park and jut into the sky. The rangers who work here are amazing, I wish them safety and good luck.
  • Best place to hike. Looks tropical but it is really cold in the mornings. As you begin to walk you will get warmer though
  • A great place to get lost in the trees with great views of the Pacific Ocean. The trails are steep with over 6mi trail loops. Amazing Open Space in the peninsula that is much less crowded than the more well known state parks like Muir Woods.
  • This is a great off-the-grid 9-ish mile hike. There is very little cell reception once you start the hike. There is a free parking lot, but come early for a spot. There is a public bathroom at the parking lot and at the bottom. You hike to the bottom then hike up. The train path can get uneven, watch for banana slugs, horse poop, and exposed tree roots. It's all pretty covered so I'd suggest layers and long pants. Path isn't paved so don't wear shoes you're worried about getting dirty. I wore sneakers but saw a lot of hiking and trail running shoes. Pack water and snacks as it can get long depending how slow or fast you take it, but it's a steep climb up.
  • Stunning redwoods. Trails in spring are surrounded by wild flowers. Not too crowded. All in all a peaceful not too challenging ramble.

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