Thornewood Open Space Preserve

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.

Operating Hours

6 am to 6pm

Disabled Access



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About 1 mile past Old La Honda Rd & Portola Rd intersection on OId La Honda Rd

75 Old La Honda Road

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Take the SandHill Exit from 280 and head west.  The road turns into Portola Rd.  Look for Old La Honda Road on your right and take this uphill for about one mile. 

Contact Info

Phone: (650) 691-1200 or email: