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San Jose, California
May 13, 2017
Purisima Creek Redwoods
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Purisima Creek Redwoods
May 13, 2017
Host: Sonya M.

The Place

Purisima Creek Redwoods Open Space Preserve is a hiker's heavean. With breathtaking ocean views, towering redwoods and fir trees, a year-round creek, and plentiful wildlife and wildflowers, the preserve shows off some of the best features of the Santa Cruz Mountains.

Purisima


Purisima delivers on its Spanish name: It's pristine. The trail heads downhill for the first half and then uphill for the second. Switchback your way down the trail, enjoying the shade of the Douglas firs, tan oaks, and madrones. The understory this time of year should be covered with blue forget-me-nots. Follow the switchbacks down to where it opens out to chaparral-covered slopes with views of Half Moon Bay and the San Mateo coast.

Purisima


The Hike

Level 3.5 Challenging - 10 Miles - Elevation 1,600'

A short side trail leads to a lookout for a coast vista. The trail meets Purisima Creek and follows it for a couple of miles. The floor is littered with ferns and watch you don't step on banana slugs! The trail back up follows Soda Gulch Canyon and as you gain elevation the redwoods give way to mixed hardwoods and chaparral forest again, finishing on the single track you started the hike.

 

 

Purisima

Getting There


Take 280N to exit 33 towards 92 west. Go west on 92 for 2.7 miles then turn left (south) on hightway 35 (Skyline Blvd) Drive 4.5 miles to Purisima Creek Redwoods Open Space Preserve. Parking is on the right. Parking is limited so car pool is suggested.


Drive time
40 minutes .





Purisima

 

Walking the Walk

 

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Know Before You Go

Hike start time promptly at 10am

NO dogs allowed, bring lots of water and a blanket to sit on during the meeting




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