The ocean breeze coming off the Pacific makes this a perfect summer stroll.
The Wilbur's Watch hike is a great trail to see wildflowers in the spring months, including purple iris, purple-blue blue-eyed grass, pink checkerbloom, white yarrow, orange California poppy, yellow buttercups, red paintbrush, and blue and white lupine.
The Wilbur’s Watch trail is dedicated to Colburn Wilbur, retired executive director of the David and Lucile Packard Foundation, who worked to protect thousands of acres of open space in California. It’s located on Cloverdale Ranch, a 6,700-acre stretch of land along San Mateo County’s coastline that POST began protecting in 1997.
In 2023, after 26 years of caring for the landscape’s grasslands, creeks and farms, POST transferred a majority of Cloverdale — including the portion Wilbur’s Watch is on — to Midpen for permanent management.