Purisima Creek - North Entrance - Route IV
13.4 miles     2900 ft
26 Dec 2010
Summary

A long route visiting Grabtown Gulch and Borden Hatch Mill trails, starting at the north entrance.

Location: Purisima Creek Redwoods Open Space Preserve

Elevation Profile
Trip Planning

Trail Maps

» Official Trail Map: High quality map.

» 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.

Route

To West Entrance (3.8 miles): From the North Entrance along Skyline Blvd, follow North Ridge Trail (1.0 miles) → left on Whittemore Gulch Trail (2.8 miles) to reach West Entrance.

Borden Hatch Mill - Grabtown Gulch Loop (6.3 miles): From West Entrance, follow Purisima Creek Trail (1.0 miles) → right on Borden Hatch Mill Trail (2.7 miles) → left on Grabtown Gulch Trail (1.5 miles) → left on Purisima Creek Trail (1.1 miles) to return to West Entrance.

To North Entrance (3.3 miles): From West Entrance, follow Harkins Ridge Trail (3.3 miles) to North Entrance.

Trailhead

Location: along CA-35 (Skyline Blvd), 4.4 miles south of intersection with CA-92 . No street address. Parking area is visible in Google Maps if you zoom in sufficiently.

Directions: From the intersection of CA-92 and CA-35 (Skyline Blvd), go 4.4 miles south along CA-35 to reach a large parking lot for Purisima Creek Redwoods.

Google Maps:

Parking Fees: None (last visited: December 2010)

Capacity: Over 20 cars may be parked here.

Latitude: 37.450766     Longitude: -122.338761

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