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Public access for hiking and horseback riding in designated areas is available by permit only until a Master Plan and trail development can be completed for this preserve.

Permits (no fee) are issued for single-day use for hiking or horseback riding only. No bicycles or dogs are permitted. Cross-country travel and fishing are prohibited.

La Honda Creek

Guided by the leaves dusting the trail, hikers and equestrians can wander under the Preserve's forest canopy and relish all of the wonderful sights and smells. The resident banana slugs and ladybirds often join human trail users. Be sure to visit the truly impressive "Big Tree," one of the few remaining old-growth redwoods.

Visitors will also want to explore the rolling grassland ridges. As the wind whistles past, look overhead - raptors can usually be seen soaring on the updrafts above. A variety of other wildlife that make their homes here, including coyotes, deer, and bobcats, may even be seen. A trip to La Honda Creek wouldn't be complete without a stop at the vista point. The panoramic view of the seemingly never-ending valleys leading to the coast is spectacular. On a clear day, visibility extends to the ocean.

A special permit is required to access this Preserve. For a permit or more information on this and other Preserves, please visit the Permit Information page, or call the District Office at (650) 691-1200.

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