Purisima Creek Redwoods Open Space Preserve has over 24 miles of trails to explore, so there's something for everyone, whether you're looking for an easy stroll or a strenuous hike. The views are world-class and are forever yours to enjoy thanks to POST, who helped protect this landscape in 2005.
The Purisima Creek and Whittemore Gulch hike (details below) 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. It's a good challenge and one of our favorite routes.
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 preserve encompasses the headwaters of Purisima Creek, which flows past verdant farmland before entering the Pacific at Cowell Ranch, another POST-protected property that lies just south of Half Moon Bay.