Hikers in Russian Ridge Open Space Preserve / photo by Lanette Otvos

Explorer Hike: Redwood Ramble

Hikers in Russian Ridge Open Space Preserve (Lanette Otvos)
June 15, 2022
10:30 am - 2:30 pm
Purisima Creek Redwoods Preserve
Approximate Total Miles

Visit beautiful redwoods and lush creekside vegetation along the lower portion of the Purisima Creek Trail with Docent Naturalists Laura Levin, Mary Brunkhorst, Kate Gudmundson, and Dennis Smith. You'll enjoy a leisurely-paced hike with a gentle climb of 500 feet while observing second growth redwoods and learning about the logging history of the area. Your lunch stop will be creekside along the Craig Britton Trail. Reservations are required and will be accepted on or after June 1 at 12:00 p.m. (Noon) and close June 14 at 2:00 p.m.

Where to Meet

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.

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