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Enjoy the easily accessible scenic bluff top that includes coastal scrub wetlands and grasslands with habitat for numerous birds and other wildlife.
Look out for over 50 species of birds, the Mesozoic-age granite of the old quarry floor, the terrace wetland, and views of Pillar Point.
For a short and easy dog-friendly hike around the park, try the Vista Point Trail, a 1.1-mile out-and-back hike. This Wicklow hike travels through a dense Eucalyptus forest. The trail begins as a service road at the gate opposite Columbus St. in the main Quarry Park parking lot. There is a moderate elevation gain as you climb up to the vista point. You can catch glimpse of the ocean through the trees, and at the vista point, there is a safety deck where you can stop to enjoy the views. After you’ve rested up and taken in the sights, head back to the trailhead the way you came. The trail is open to hikers, horses and bikes.
The Wicklow property is part of Quarry Park in the small coast side community of El Granada. Wicklow is made up of 478 acres of grassy hillsides, coastal ridges, a massive Eucalyptus forest and pines and cypress groves. POST acquired this property in 2002 as a gift from a couple who owned the property and wanted the land to be preserved just as it was. This amazing gift helped increase the amount of connected land POST has protected in the area. There is a network of trails throughout the property that go right up from the playground, restroom and parking lot already present at Quarry Park.