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Address: Woodside, CA
Phone Number: 415-691-1200
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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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Wonderful Hike..

My friends and I came to hike this area. We entered thru entrance by Half Moon Bay so that we start going uphill then going down. This was a lovely hike with a balance of shade... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 24, 2015
Len Len T
San Jose, California
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San Mateo, California
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

This park is particularly nice after a rain when the lichens and mosses are vibrant and colorful. We hiked the Redwood Trail. We brought a young child in a stroller but we would have been better off with a carrier - the bumps and mud weren’t ideal for pushing a stroller. We did this hike at 1PM on a Saturday... More 

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San Jose, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

My friends and I came to hike this area. We entered thru entrance by Half Moon Bay so that we start going uphill then going down. This was a lovely hike with a balance of shade and sun. The view was the pacific oceans and the valleys. It can get crowded so get there early. It has 10 slots of... More 

Thank Len Len T
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

We saw this listed on a local map and went exploring. This was a wonderful little gem of a forest in a ravine without the crowds you see at Muir Woods. Wide trails with directions from a trail map on a wooden sign board allowed us to decide how far and how steep we wanted to go. Take your own... More 

Thank comfortnurse
Bradenton, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
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 

Thank AvaE27
Las Vegas, Nevada
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174 reviews
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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.

Thank lesliedon1983
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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

1 Thank pir8te
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118 reviews
44 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 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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334 reviews
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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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645 reviews
184 attraction reviews
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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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