Top Adventures in Redwood City

  • Hike the Pulgas Ridge Open Space Preserve Loop

    Getting there: exit Highway 280 at Edgewood Road, travel .75 miles east, turn left on Crestview Drive, then immediately left again on Edmonds Road.Once parked, there are several different path options through the park. All of them connect in a lar...

    5.5 miles 1000 ft gain

  • Hike Edgewood Park and Natural Preserve

    Edgewood Park and Natural Preserve rests in San Mateo County, California. The sweeping hillsides exemplify the true native flora of California, as the foundation of rock and soil is poor in nutrients. Only a few specialized native plants are adapt...

    4.2 miles 600 ft gain

  • Hike the Crystal Springs Trail Loop

    This is a great hike for any season of the year, with rushing streams during the winter, wildflowers in the spring, and cool, shaded canyons during the summer. Starting from near the Zwierlein Picnic area, take the Crystal Springs to the left into...

    5.6 miles 1300 ft gain

  • Hike through Wunderlich County Park

    Located in the iconic Silicon Valley town of Woodside, Wunderlich County Park offers a number of hiking trails as well as some horseback riding trails through the wilderness.  Once in the parking lot, you will see a number of stables, riding ring,...

    4.5 miles 1400 ft gain

  • Hike San Mateo's Sugarloaf Mountain

    Sugarloaf is tucked away in Laurelwood Park which is located in a residential neighborhood right off of Hwy 92 in San Mateo, making this a great hiking & trail running option for Peninsula residents.I always park on Glendora Dr. and follow the...

    1.5 miles 500 ft gain

  • Hike Whittemore Gulch at Purisima Creek Redwoods OSP

    This trail starts out going downhill towards the ocean for the first half, which makes for a tough end to the hike as you trek back up the ridge.  However, there are nice ocean and hilltop views that are worth the climb. On this trail, you'll pass...

    9.3 miles 2109 ft gain

  • Hike Purisima Creek Redwoods OSP

    There are two places to park for this specific loop- the main parking area on Highway 35 (Skyline Boulevard) and a smaller parking lot on the western end of the park. I would recommend parking at whichever is closest. Find directions to both on Op...

    7 miles

  • Mountain Bike at Purisima Creek

    This beautiful mountain bike ride can be started at the Purisima Creek Road Trailhead or on Skyline Boulevard. There are many trails in the Purisisma Creek Redwoods, but Whittemore Gulch is by far the most beautiful and fun single track to descend...

  • Purdy Pharis Run

    My run starts high up on Skyline at the main parking lot that leads to the North Ridge Trail head. It starts out with a steep downhill path that joins Harkins Ridge to the left. I follow Harkins and marvel at the sweeping views of Half Moon Bay, t...

  • Run the Stanford Dish

    If you live in the Palo Alto area and are looking for a place to hike or run, The Dish is a close, and great way to get that exercise. Located right on the corner of Stanford Ave and Junipero Serra, you'll see that small gated entrance right when ...

    3.3 miles 352 ft gain

  • Hike or Bike the Old Growth Redwood Loop at El Corte de Madera

    This hike starts at the middle parking lot of the El Corte de Madera Open Space Preserve. The middle lot is located roughly a mile south on Skyline Boulevard from the Skeggs Point Vista. From the parking lot, take the Methuselah Trail for 0.3 mile...

    8.8 miles 1900 ft gain

  • Sunset Picnic at Kite Hill

    Kite Hill is nothing more than what the name describes. A simple ascent less than 100 feet in elevation. But that 100 feet is all you need to feel like you discovered a little escape from the buzz below.To get there, you can park directly at the b...

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