Meet at the Purisima Creek trailhead on Purisima Creek Road. From the Highway 92 and Highway 1 intersection in Half Moon Bay, travel south on Highway 1 approximately 4.3 miles. Turn left on Verde Road. After turning on Verde Rd. and traveling 0.25 miles, continue straight to remain on what becomes Purisima Creek Rd. (Verde Rd. splits off to the right.) Travel approximately 3.7 miles on Purisima Creek Rd. to reach the Preserve.
California’s coast redwoods are certainly wonderful. Ancient, massive, and venerated – the tallest trees in the world – Sequoia sempervirens. These trees form their own distinctive micro-climate – dark, damp, and devoid of significant understory. What wisdom can be found here if you look and listen closely? You’ll appreciate all things redwood, from fairy rings to fire resistance on this leisurely-paced hike with docents Frances Reneau, Helena Cohen, and Kandis Scott. This outing will explore only the canyon bottom under the forest canopy, however those who wish to might continue on their own up the Purisima Creek Trail for a longer hike.
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