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Purisima Creek Redwoods

#2 of 9 things to do in Woodside Features Animals
Woodside, CA 94062
+1 415-691-1200
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Great hike in an amazing setting

We decided to go for a family hike and loved the scenery. It started very cool and with a mist... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Fontana, California
via mobile
Hidden Redwoods

Not much parking, but Purisima Creek Redwoods are towering giants that few realize exist. It's... read more

Reviewed 11 April 2017
Cupertino, California
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This 2,500-acre redwood preserve is a favorite for hikers, bikers and nature lovers.
  • Excellent73%
  • Very good25%
  • Average2%
  • Poor0%
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Woodside, CA 94062
+1 415-691-1200
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We decided to go for a family hike and loved the scenery. It started very cool and with a mist from the overcast. During our walk we were able to truly enjoy nature. You could hear The birds and the water in the creek. The...More

Thank 4Meza
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Not much parking, but Purisima Creek Redwoods are towering giants that few realize exist. It's located nearby Half Moon Bay, so if you are on the coast, or live there, check out these redwoods.

Thank GlennFrancoSimmons
Reviewed 11 September 2016

Good trails but not one of my favorite hiking spots; although the scenery is very nice I prefer other locations in the area to hike but it is worth the visit

Thank emes9
Reviewed 29 June 2016

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...More

Thank mcgowan06
Reviewed 27 June 2016 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.

Thank travelagentreplies
Reviewed 30 May 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...More

2  Thank Timothy Y
Reviewed 9 May 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...More

Thank Traveling_Polymath
Reviewed 4 May 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...More

2  Thank Molly A
Reviewed 18 March 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...More

1  Thank Evelyn C
Reviewed 10 March 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...More

Thank Andrea W
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