Pulgas Ridge - Long Loop
5.5 miles     1000 ft
25 Apr 2010

Pleasant hike through varied terrain including rolling hills and forests. This route goes through all major trails in Pulgas Ridge.

Location: Pulgas Ridge Open Space Preserve

Elevation Profile
Trip Planning

Trail Maps

» Official Trail Map: Good map showing various trails.

» 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.


Trailhead: Main parking lot.

Route: Blue Oak Trail (0.4 miles) → Dick Bishop Trail (0.7 miles) → Polly Geraci Trail (0.9 miles) → Dusky-footed Woodrat Trail (2.2 miles) → Hassler Trail (0.2 miles) → Dick Bishop Trail (0.7 miles) → Blue Oak Trail (0.4 miles).

Notes: Only Hassler Trail (0.2 miles) is paved. The rest of the hike is unpaved. Hassler Trail and about a mile of Dusky-footed Woodrat Trail is in the open. The rest of the route is shaded by trees, very similar to hiking trails in nearby Wunderlich Park.


Location: along Edmonds Road, 0.2 miles south of intersection with Hassler Road, Redwood City, CA 94062 . No street address. Parking area is visible in Google Maps if you zoom in sufficiently.

Directions: From I-280 North, take exit 29 for Edgewood Rd, turn right onto Edgewood Rd and drive 0.8 miles. Turn left onto Edmonds Rd and drive 0.1 miles. Take the 1st left to stay on Edmonds Rd. Within a short distance, there is a parking lot for Pulgas Ridge.

Google Maps:

Parking Fees: None (last visited: April 2010)

Capacity: Over 20 cars may be parked here.

Latitude: 37.474838     Longitude: -122.282942

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