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Purisima Creek Redwoods

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beauty close to home

avoid the crowds of Muir woods and enjoy a lovely day hiking some first and second growth redwoods... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Hillsborough, California
Walk in the woods

A great walk to do if you are near Half Moon Bay. We parked at the lower entrance on the side of... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Edwin D
Fremont, California
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This 2,500-acre redwood preserve is a favorite for hikers, bikers and nature lovers.
Woodside, CA 94062
+1 415-691-1200
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Reviewed 1 week ago

avoid the crowds of Muir woods and enjoy a lovely day hiking some first and second growth redwoods. For mountain biking head south the El Corte Madera but for hiking this is the bomb. You will descend and ascend close to 2000 feet, one must...More

Thank drsusan2017
Reviewed 1 week ago

We thought that there would be more to see here. Hoped for wild flowers and got a flock of turkeys instead.

Thank Tai K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A great walk to do if you are near Half Moon Bay. We parked at the lower entrance on the side of the road. The actual parking lot for the park has fewer than 10 spaces but a bunch of cars parked on the wide...More

Thank Edwin D
Reviewed July 9, 2018

This is a perfect little hike to venture on with your little ones. My 4 year olds were fine going up and down (total about 2 miles). The massive trees provided enough shade and coverage from the heat. The paths are clear and wide and...More

Thank Johnandalyx
Reviewed June 22, 2018 via mobile

This was my first time here and thoroughly enjoyed it. There is not a lot of parking at the bottom so had to park along the road. This is a preserve so no trash left behind but there is an outhouse at trailhead. There are...More

Thank Sabrena L
Reviewed June 13, 2018

What a spectacular place. Great trails with good signs, and there are free maps available at the car park off highway 35. It's free parking and there are toilets. We did a 10-mile circular which took three hours 15 minutes (but we did stop a...More

Thank breweruk
Reviewed June 2, 2018

Purisima Creek is a gem of a place with several trails for hiking or biking. The multiple paths along the creek are such an adventure for the little ones too with plenty of shade provided by the towering redwoods on the sunnier days. It exudes...More

2  Thank Ayesha H
Reviewed May 30, 2018 via mobile

Beautiful scenery - we’ll maintained trails. However both the North Ridge and Whittemore Gulch Trails have a lot of downhills- and if you come back to the North Ridge parking lot - be prepared for some tiring uphills in the return

Thank Israeltrip7
Reviewed January 1, 2018

This is a very large evergreen forest area filled with large redwood trees. It's really great to hike. It has multiple trails. It really gorgeous and serene! If you have a baby or need to use a wheelchair, then you should go on "purisima trail"(right...More

1  Thank Raja R
Reviewed July 20, 2017 via mobile

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 and big leafed maples. Don't miss it!

1  Thank Patricia B
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