Tarwater Loop — Brook Trail Loop — Pomponio
9.2 miles     1600 ft
12 Jan 2013
Summary

Pleasant hike through second growth redwoods.

Location: Pescadero Creek 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.

Route

Route in brief: The major trails along the route are Tarwater Loop Trail → Canyon Trail → Bear Ridge Trail → Brook Trail Loop → Pomponio Trail → Tarwater Loop Trail.

Notes: Since there are too many intersections along this route, a good trail map is necessary for this hike.

Trailhead

Location: along Camp Pomponio Rd, La Honda, CA 94020 . No street address. Parking area is visible in Google Maps if you zoom in sufficiently.

Directions: From I-280, take Page Mill Road 8.6 miles to Highway 35, cross the road and continue on Alpine Road for 3.8 miles. Turn left onto Camp Pomponio Road (there is a park sign on the left), follow it to parking lot. No fees was charged at this parking lot in Feb 2010.

Google Maps:

Parking Fees: None (last visited: Jan 2013)

Capacity: About 10 cars

Latitude: 37.276430     Longitude: -122.224309

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