Enjoy a refreshing morning hike along the bluffs of the Wavecrest Trail! This family-friendly hike is an easy 2-mile walk and great for all ages and levels of hikers.
This serene space is surrounded by POST-protected agricultural land and open space. Many people enjoy this scenic hike because of the great bird watching opportunities. There is also a chance to head down to the beach for a quiet place to relax or to catch a gorgeous summer sunset.
On this walk, closed-toed shoes are required and we recommend bringing plenty of water and a light snack. Minors are welcome to attend as long as they are accompanied by a parent or guardian. Please leave the pups at home!
This event is part of POST’s community event series. These events are open to the general public as well as POST donors, and we hope you will join us! We also curate a separate series of private events for our donor community. Learn more about how you can support POST here: openspacetrust.org/support
Wavecrest Open Space was protected in January of 2008. The POST protected reserve is roughly 254-acres large and is managed by the Coastside Land Trust. While visiting, you may catch glimpses of migrating whales, harbor seals, pelicans, hawks, and springtime wildflowers. The 26 acres protected by POST contain rare coastal prairie habitat for sensitive species, including the endangered red-legged tree frog.
The Gordon and Betty Moore foundation played a large role in providing funding. One of the long-term visions of the trusts is to create a connected network of public trails that will span 1,200 miles up and down the California coast.
Peninsula Open Space Trust protects open space on the Peninsula and in the South Bay for the benefit of all. Since 1977, POST has preserved over 78,000 acres in San Mateo, Santa Clara, and Santa Cruz Counties.