Purisima Creek - North Entrance - Route VII
17.6 miles     3600 ft
26 Dec 2010
Summary

Long route in Purisima Creek Redwoods that goes through all three entrances: east, north and west. Visits Grabtown Gulch and Borden Hatch Mill trails as well.

Location: Purisima Creek Redwoods Open Space Preserve

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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 North Entrance, follow North Ridge Trail (1.0 miles) → left on Whittemore Gulch Trail (2.8 miles) to reach West Entrance.

To East Entrance (8.2 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) → right on Purisima Creek Trail (3.0 miles) to East Entrance on Skyline Blvd.

To North Entrance (5.6 miles): From East Entrance on Skyline Blvd, follow Purisima Creek Trail (1.8 miles) → right on Craig Britton Trail (2.6 miles) → right on Harkins Ridge Trail (0.9 miles) → right on North Ridge Trail (0.3 miles) to return to trail head.

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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