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Address: Woodside, CA
Phone Number: 415-691-1200
Description: This 2,500-acre redwood preserve is a favorite for hikers, bikers and...
This 2,500-acre redwood preserve is a favorite for hikers, bikers and nature lovers.
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Beautiful redqoods

This is one of those great hikes that starts with a beautiful drive along skyline. The views along the way are impressive and there are a number of spots to stop off to enjoy... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 25, 2015
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Bradenton, Florida
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Bradenton, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

This is one of those great hikes that starts with a beautiful drive along skyline. The views along the way are impressive and there are a number of spots to stop off to enjoy them. There is parking once you get to the preserve as well as picnic tables and a restroom. The trails are beautiful and offer the opportunity... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

We accessed the park from a road 3 miles south of Half Moon Bay and took the trail that follows the stream. It was just wonderful, all green, shady and ferny(if that's a word). The only thing is that it is pretty much all uphill. Worth it though. Plan on going back to half moon Bay just for this hike.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

beautiful area just outside of SF with some great roads near bye nice place to hang out and rest with nature

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Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

What an amazing drive. I was in Woodside and had time to kill. I happen to be in a Fiat 500 rental car so the winding scenic road was shear joy. I ended up on Highway 1 and watched the sun set over the Pacific.

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Navarre, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

Quiet little park up in the hills outside of Half Moon Bay on the western slope of the Santa Cruz mountains with great nature trails through the redwood preserve. Look for the enormous yellow banana slugs! Very limited facilities but there is a pit toilet.

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

I hiked this park twice while on vacation. The first was a short out and back along Purisima Creek trail. The second was a brutally steep hike up Purisima Creek to Grabtown Gulch, then down on Borden Hatch Mill trail. Despite the hellish hills up and down, the trails are exceptionally beautiful – even in the fog and overcast. Be... More 

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Fremont, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

I was driving on beautiful highway 9 in the Santa Cruz Mountains. its one of those iconic highway drives. There is a winery and several parks and open spaces on this drive. On a clear day, one can see to the Pacific Ocean on the West and to the East beautiful views of the urban area of the San Francisco... More 

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Leighton Buzzard, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

A great alternative to the more well known forests in the Bay Area. We parked at the top of the mountain, walked down to the creek and then walked back up to the top again...never climbed a mountain that way before! There is a range of hiking paths which are well signposted. We were only there for three hours, so... More 

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boston, MA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

i consider myself to be an enthusiastic hiker with only a moderate amt of stamina. i can hike forever on flat/mostly flat trails, but peeter out quickly with steep uphills. Hiked around 7 miles and got a great workout surrounded by beautiful redwood trees and ferns in the forest canopy. we started on the popular Purisima creek trail then turned... More 

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Santa Barbara, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Very nice hike, but kinda steep; Beautiful tree, lovely fresh evergreen smell, beautiful vistas! You can do a long or short hike. Easy parking, however drive up the windy road (steed limit is 50 mph - some were going well over that) was scariest part.

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Address: Woodside, CA
Phone Number: 415-691-1200
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Woodside

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