Heritage Grove - Forest Loop
7.6 miles     1600 ft
4 Sep 2010

Nice shaded hike through redwoods.

Location: Sam McDonald County Park

Elevation Profile
Trip Planning

Trail Maps

» Official Trail Map: Pretty good quality map showing all the trails.

» Redwood Hikes Map: Annotated trail map of Portola Redwoods State Park and Pescadero Creek County Park, Second edition, 2008. This is an excellent map sold by Dave Baselt ($6.95 in Dec 2011). This map is useful for exploring a bunch of parks: Portola Redwoods, Pescadero Creek, Sam Macdonald.

» Redwoodhikes Trail Map: Great map showing many parks like Purisima Creek, Huddart, Wunderlich, El Corte De Madera, Foothills, Hidden Villa and Rancho San Antonio. Trail maps for individual parks are available online for free. However, the RedwoodHikes map shows the big picture and is helpful for planning hikes that go through multiple parks.


To Ranger Station: Heritage Grove Trail (1.4 miles) → Big Tree Trail (0.2 miles) to Ranger Station.

Along Forest Loop Trail: From Ranger Station, continue along Loop Trail (also called Forest Loop Trail) for 3.0 miles and return to Ranger Station.

To Heritage Grove Trailhead: From Ranger Station, follow Towne Trail (1.5 miles) → Heritage Grove Trail (0.9 miles) to reach Heritage Grove trailhead.


  1. This hike may also be started at the Ranger Station which has paid parking for dozens of cars.
  2. You may extend the hike by visiting Hiker's Hut (close to intersection of Towne Fire Rd and Heritage Grove Trail) and Heritage Grove (close to Heritage Grove trail head).

Location: near Alpine Road & Heritage Road, La Honda, CA 94020 . Parking area is not visible in Google Maps.

Google Maps:

Parking Fees: None (last visited: September 2010)

Capacity: Four to five cars.

Latitude: 37.297066     Longitude: -122.247748

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