Meet at the Purisima Creek trailhead on Purisima Creek Road. From the Highway 92 and Highway 1 intersection in Half Moon Bay, travel south on Highway 1 approximately 4.3 miles. Turn left on Verde Road. After turning on Verde Rd. and traveling 0.25 miles, continue straight to remain on what becomes Purisima Creek Rd. (Verde Rd. splits off to the right.) Travel approximately 3.7 miles on Purisima Creek Rd. to reach the Preserve.
What better way to enjoy Earth Day than to join docents Clive Merredew and Marie-Anne Neimat on this strenuous, exercise-focused hike. You’ll hike at a moderate pace below towering coastal redwoods alongside beautiful Purisima Creek, then up the Craig Britton and Harkins Ridge Trails for a 1,500-foot elevation gain. After a trailside lunch, breathtaking ocean and mountain views will stretch before you on the downhill return along Whittemore Gulch Trail. Along the way you’ll learn how redwood trees and plants of the chaparral adapt to this rugged environment. Reservations are required and will be accepted on or after April 8.
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