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Purisima Creek, about 16.5 miles and 3500ft elevation

Description:  Down on Whittemore Gulch, up on Borden HatchMill, lunch somewhere on Irish Ridge, back on Purissima and Soda Gulch trails.


The preserve's main entrance and the North Ridge Trail trailhead are located on Skyline Boulevard (Highway 35), 4.5 miles south of Highway 92. Parking is available for 30 cars. 

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  • stephen u

    Actually it was closer to 17 miles. I've uploaded the GPS track I made here ( if you want to check it out

    April 6, 2014

  • SAnDee

    Did you guys really do 16 miles?? Yikes! I signed up for this hike when it was listed (w/o the mileage listed). When we got closer to the date and the mileage was listed I couldn't come. :( But i went there today for an easier almost 8 mile hike. :)

    April 6, 2014

  • Patricia

    Beautiful hike-great people-it couldn't have been better!

    April 5, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Wonder if anyone is leaving from Berkeley, I would appreciate to share a ride and gas cost.

    April 4, 2014

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