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San Jose, California
August 30, 2008
Portola Redwood State Park
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Portola Redwood State Park

The Place


This hike through the Portola Redwood forests will start out easy, going half a mile in to see “Old Tree”, a 300’ tall 12’ wide redwood. We come back and take Slate Creek Trail through the stream basin and old growth redwoods out to Page Mill Site where we will have our meeting. Slate Creek as well as Peters Creek flow along fault lines where oil and marine fossils give a record of a complex geological past. On the way back those looking for a longer, more challenging hike can take the Bear Creek Trail up to the Peters Creek Loop, making it a 12.3 mile hike down to the older Redwoods and up to 1400’.


Getting There

Directions: From San Jose: Take 1-280 N. to Page Mill Rd exit West, and continue on Page Mill Rd. Cross Skyline Blvd onto Alpine Rd. Go left at Portola State Park Rd. An alternative to this route is to take 9 to 35. You can park in the small lots across the Peters Creek Bridge and to the right along the road towards the Ramada Group Day Use Area where we will meet to start.
Drive time 1 Hr, 15 Min.–Parking-$6 dogs –Not allowed


Walking the Walk

Level: 2.5 - Miles: 6.2- Elevation - 1000’ Host: Phillip S..


Know Before You Go

RECOMMENDED: Wear layers and prepare for quick changes in temperature.




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