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Wicklow Property Information

Enjoy the easily accessible scenic bluff top that includes coastal scrub wetlands and grasslands with habitat for numerous birds and other wildlife.

Watch for:

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.

Details for the Wicklow Hike

Distance: 1.1 miles

Hiking time: Less than an hour

Trail surface: Mixed

Best Season: Year round

Managing agency: San Mateo County Parks

Parking lot location: Click here for directions

Overview: For a short and easy dog-friendly hike around the Wicklow Property, try the Vista Point Trail, a 1.1-mile out-and-back hike. The trail begins as a service road at the gate opposite Columbus St. in the main Quarry Park parking lot and travels through a dense eucalyptus forest. 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 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, bikes, and dogs on leashes.

Directions to Wicklow Property

The Wicklow hike is accessible through the main Quarry Park entrance. From Redwood City, take Highway 280 to Highway 92 across to Highway 1. Head north on Highway 1 towards El Granada, and turn right onto Coronado Street. Head east towards the park entrance.

More about the Wicklow Property

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.

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