Parks in Woodside
The Bridal Trail is approximately one mile uphill on a dirt path among redwood trees and ferns. It is a completely shady trail with the final destination arriving at Lake Shilling which looks more like a pond where there is no swimming or fishing. It takes less than one hour to walk the trail roundtrip. The trailhead is on the right side of Old La Honda road off of Portola road. There is free parking on the right side of Old La Honda with room for about four cars. Parking is from 6 am to 6pm.
This park covers over 900 acres of coastal mountain environment with a mix of redwood forest and meadows and canyons, a stream, and springs. The dirt trails are open to both equestrians and hikers and reach an upper elevation of 2,000 feet. For equestrians, it has a lower area containing boarding stables, riding facilities, and a horse ring. Wildlife viewing includes black-tailed deer, raccoons, black squirrels and sometimes bobcats, coyotes and grey foxes. Also, acorn woodpeckers, chickadees, towhees, and Stellar jays can be seen. There are water and restroom facilities in the medium sized parking area.