Category Archives: redwoods

Portola Redwoods State Park: Peters Creek Loop

I often feel blessed to live in the San Francisco Bay Area, with its numerous parks and open spaces that have been set aside to protect land and habitat for both people and wildlife. One of the unique and, to … Continue reading

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Purisima Creek Redwoods OSP – Irish Ridge Trail

About a year ago I found a picture posted online showing a beautiful view of the Pacific coastline along San Mateo County, viewed from the Irish Ridge Trail. I immediately resolved to hike there on a day that would be … Continue reading

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Edge to Edge part 8: Skyline to the Sea Trail from Big Basin Park HQ to Waddell Beach

This hike, along Skyline to the Sea Trail from Big Basin Redwoods State Park Headquarters to Waddell Beach, is basically Day 3 of a popular 3-day through hike from Saratoga Gap to Waddell Beach on the Pacific Ocean. It is … Continue reading

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Edge to Edge part 7: Skyline-to-the-Sea Trail from Waterman Gap to Big Basin Park HQ

This hike, along Skyline-to-the-Sea Trail from Waterman Gap to Big Basin Redwoods State Park Headquarters, is basically Day 2 of a popular 3-day through hike from Saratoga Gap to Waddell Beach on the Pacific Ocean. It is also the 7th segment of an … Continue reading

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Purisima Creek Redwoods Open Space Preserve – north

This was a return trip to the beautiful – and photogenic – Purisima Creek Redwoods Open Space Preserve segment of the Bay Area Ridge Trail.  I had hiked a portion of this Ridge Trail segment a few months earlier, and … Continue reading

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Purisima Creek Redwoods Open Space Preserve – south

As I was planning this hike on the Bay Area Ridge Trail segment in Purisima Creek Redwoods Open Space Preserve, I was aware that there are two routes: one that is accessible to hikers, mountain bikers, and equestrians, and a … Continue reading

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