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Purisima Creek Redwoods

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Woodside, CA 94062
+1 415-691-1200
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Gorgeous and serene!

This is a very large evergreen forest area filled with large redwood trees. It's really great to... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Raja R
10 mile loop

This loop, starting at the north parking lot to purisima creek, then craig britton trail, was... read more

Reviewed 21 July 2017
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This 2,500-acre redwood preserve is a favorite for hikers, bikers and nature lovers.
  • Excellent76%
  • Very good22%
  • Average2%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“half moon bay” (8 reviews)
“britton trail” (4 reviews)
“mile loop” (3 reviews)
Woodside, CA 94062
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a very large evergreen forest area filled with large redwood trees. It's really great to hike. It has multiple trails. It really gorgeous and serene! If you have a baby or need to use a wheelchair, then you should go on "purisima trail"(right...More

Thank Raja R
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Petaluma, California
Reviewed 21 July 2017 via mobile

This loop, starting at the north parking lot to purisima creek, then craig britton trail, was beautiful. The creek was still active and most of the hike was tree lined and beautifully green with ferns and big leafed maples. Don't miss it!

1  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 13 July 2017 via mobile

We really enjoyed this almost 7 km hike on well managed trails. The views were great. While this was a medium difficulty trail, this did pose a challenge for a couple in our family who were a little less fit. But it did create some...More

Thank Paul K
Reviewed 28 June 2017

The Redwoods are simply breathtaking, as is most of the scenery out here. Once you get up into the higher portions of the trails you actually get to look over the mountains and onto the coast. The vistas are also nothing short of amazing, there simply...More

Thank one_traveling_german
Reviewed 2 June 2017 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

1  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 12 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 30 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 28 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
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