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

Natural & Human History

February 28, 2023
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Purisima Creek Redwoods Preserve
Approximate Total Miles
5.5

Join Docent Naturalists Sabra Abraham, Lindsay Joye, and Chris Christensen to explore the natural and human history of Purisima Creek watershed. This moderately-paced hike makes a loop on Purisima Creek, Borden Hatch Mill, and Grabtown Gulch trails, for a total 1.200 feet elevation gain. Bring a snack for a short lunch break. Reservations are required and will be accepted on or after February 15 at 12:00 (noon) and close February 27 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. There are 7 spaces and 1 ADA parking at this area. 

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