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Portola Redwoods / Pescadero Creek

This easy 5-mile loop is mostly shady with little elevation change. It takes us through a mixed forest, crossing a creek several times. Bug repellent is recommended.

Getting there:

• From 280 in San Mateo County, take Sand Hill Road (exit 24) west towards Portola Valley

• Right on Portola Road, drive a couple miles

• Sharp left on Laguna Honda (CA 84) when you reach Woodside Road, drive 3.4 miles

• Left on Skyline (Hwy 35), drive 7.2 miles

• Right on Alpine, drive west about  3 miles on this narrow road

• Left onto Portola State Park Road,  a tiny, winding road, drive 3 miles to entrance kiosk, then another 0.4 miles to the parking area

• Park in Madrone lot (on left, just before Ranger Station)

Here’s a link to park brochure: ww.parks.ca.gov/pages/539/files/PortolaRedwoodsSPFinalWebLayout063011.pdf

 

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  • Christine C.

    Beautiful walk, perfect weather, wonderful women.

    July 7, 2013

  • Bev

    Woke up with a bad cold. Sorry to miss it.

    July 6, 2013

    • Deborah

      Hope you feel better soon.

      July 6, 2013

  • Deborah

    Another enjoyable hike on a gorgeous day.

    July 6, 2013

  • Barbara G

    Bummer, didn't see that I'd made it off the wait list until now :-(

    July 6, 2013

  • joyce b.

    I can't make it to the hike
    this morning can't get my car started need a new battery :(

    July 6, 2013

  • Delaney H.

    Sick, sorry to miss it

    July 5, 2013

  • Nikki

    Regretfully, I can't attend b/c I have to fill in for someone this Saturday. I hope that s.o. from the wait list gets my spot and that you all enjoy the hike.

    July 5, 2013

  • Leanna

    Sorry to say I have to cancel due to work.

    July 5, 2013

  • Valerie K.

    Have an injured foot and think i am out of walks for at least 2 weeks.

    July 3, 2013

  • Anne

    Unfortunately, I have another commitment on Saturday that I forgot about.

    July 2, 2013

  • Sue K.

    sorry to miss this

    July 2, 2013

  • mary l.

    heading out of town- next time.

    July 2, 2013

  • Dru

    I'd be happy to coordinate Berkeley carpooling, Carrie, Delaney, and Val. email me at [masked]

    July 2, 2013

  • Delaney H.

    Are dogs allowed on this hike?

    July 1, 2013

    • Deborah

      Dogs aren't allowed on hiking trails in state parks, so we'll have to leave our furry friends at home.

      July 2, 2013

  • Dru

    Anyone want to carpool from Berkeley vicinity?

    June 30, 2013

  • Deborah

    I've got room for one more passenger from S.F. Send me an email if you're interested.

    July 1, 2013

  • Meg

    sorry- have to be in berkeley- enjoy

    July 1, 2013

  • Delaney H.

    I'd like to carpool from berkeley - probably better to take someone elses car but I can take mine if need be.

    July 1, 2013

  • Valerie K.

    Hi Dru,

    I may want to... first i want to look into going there the night before and staying at a nearby youth hostel or camp. I'll check those options out later today and get back to you tomorrow. --val

    July 1, 2013

  • Meg

    Yes- figured it out- oops- thanks!

    June 16, 2013

  • Valerie K.

    Hey Meg,

    This hike is in July. Did you write your query on the wrong hike meetup page?

    June 16, 2013

  • Meg

    I guess I missed you all? Waited----

    June 15, 2013

  • nancy

    Sounds beautiful. I hope there will be some hikes on Sunday, as I work Sat.

    June 14, 2013

    • Deborah

      There will be more Sunday hikes, and maybe some midweek hikes. We do a mixture of Saturdays and Sundays to accommodate people who prefer one over the other.

      June 15, 2013

  • Valerie K.

    i live in Berkeley and looking forward to hiking with this group...

    June 14, 2013

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