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Address: Woodside, CA 94062
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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Incredible hiking so close to home!

My wife and I hiked the Purisima Creek Trail and it was a memorable experience! We live in San Mateo, and it was only about a 20 minute drive from our house to the preserve. We... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
mcgowan06
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San Mateo, California
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San Mateo, California
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123 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I hiked the Purisima Creek Trail and it was a memorable experience! We live in San Mateo, and it was only about a 20 minute drive from our house to the preserve. We opted to park in the southernmost lot off of Skyline Boulevard, which contains just 11 spaces. We arrived on a Sunday morning and the... More 

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Burlingame, California
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243 reviews
49 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nice hiking trails (a couple to choose from) and lots of shade along the way. Steep incline at some points. Like Jurassic Park. Filled with ferns and creek and wildflowers in the right season. Well worth it.

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Redwood City, California
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111 reviews
49 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016

I've done over 20+ hikes over the last year all over the state and I can't believe I did this one for the first time and it's only a 25 minute drive from Redwood City! This is my new favorite local hike. We went on Sunday of Memorial Day weekend to the north Skyline parking lot around 11am. Parking lot... More 

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Thank Timothy Y
San Francisco, California
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92 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2016

This park is just beautiful. We hiked the North Ridge trail which is mostly downhill going out, but then, of course, it all uphill coming back. However, the effort is well worth it for the fantastic views of the coast and the ocean. The trail is approximately 5 miles, out and back. Definitely bring water – there is none available... More 

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Thank Traveling_Polymath
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2016 via mobile

Depending one where you start and which trail end you decide to start on, this trail can go from moderately challenging to very challenging. Either way, it is all very beautiful and serene. The redwood forest turns into a redwood grow far above the fast running creek. I would live here if I could. If you're looking for a good... More 

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62 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2016 via mobile

It was awesome to visit once again with wild flowers in bloom at the beach before the trek. The scent of pine and eucalyptus was calming and exhilirating at the same time. We loved the Red Woods. The long beautiful trail. The trail we took where we started was more forgivable. We encountered other hikers just coming up on the... More 

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Thank Evelyn C
San Jose, California
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139 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2016

Great hiking place! There's basically a loop, and it's about 9 miles long. I really enjoyed it, as it was shaded, had views of Half Moon Bay part of the way, and had lots of trees. It's also not very steep, and the shade really helps with the heat. The trails are really well-marked (with names and mileage), and the... More 

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Thank Andrea W
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13 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2016 via mobile

If you can't swing the big trip up to the Muir woods, at least take an hour and experience these redwoods just a few minutes from Yahoo, Apple and Google headquarters. Even if you're a beginner hiker, or have someone with mobility issues, there is a nice, flat, groomed, level hike here: You could even push a wheelchair in the... More 

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Thank Suzanne G
Woodside, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2016

i lived around this area for a while and have probably ran / hiked every trail more than a dozen times. It is quiet, beautiful and extremely peaceful. It's pretty hilly - my 2 year old son had no problem navigating but he's a pretty high energy little beast.

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San Mateo, California
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5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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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