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Purisima Creek Redwoods Open Space Preserve

This is a 3,360 acre preserve with 21 miles of trails shared by pedestrians, bicycles and equestrians.  Trails start at high elevation on Skyline Blvd and can go down by 1600 feet.  Most of the trails are shaded by redwoods so the canyon area is moist and a good habitat for banana slugs especially in the winter.  There are ferns, berries, wildflowers, coastal scrub and hardwood forests of tanoak, madrone, and Douglas fir.   On a clear day, there are beautiful views of the ocean and the hills that lead down to the coast.  It is recommended to bring water.  The parking lot is large enough for about 30 cars.  There is a pit toilet less than one tenth of a mile from the start of the trail.

Requirements

Dogs are not allowed.

Operating Hours

Open from dawn to 30 minutes after sunset.

Disabled Access

The Redwood Trail is designed for disabled access, has wheelchair-accessible picnic tables and restroom along the flat easy route.

Map

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Address

13184 Skyline Blvd

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Directions

The preserve's main trailhead is on Skyline Boulevard about 4.5 miles south of CA 92 or 2.2 miles north of Skyline intersection with Kings Mountain Road.

Contact Info

Phone 650.691.1200  or email: info@openspace.org

Comments (1)
This is a great workout where you start out downhill with some wide non-technical trails and then end up on narrower trails and finishing up some steep hills. The mud gets pretty deep in the winter. It is cool in the summer because of all the shade and some trails have great views of the mountains.
11/6/2011 07:01 PM
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