This hike meanders through redwoods and along a creek before climbing up to a more exposed ridge and back down to another stream in a quiet forest.
Look for huckleberry shrubs, madrone, tan oak, and lots of banana slugs!
POST protected Purisima Creek as part of our Saving the Endangered Coast Campaign back in 2005, established with a gift of $2 million from Save the Redwoods League. The Purisima Creek Redwoods Open Space Preserve is located on the western slopes of the Santa Cruz Mountains overlooking Half Moon Bay. This open space features amazing views of the coast and Half Moon Bay, visible from the northern part of the preserve.