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Sunday, November 19 9:00am to 3:00pm
Approximate Total Miles: 
9
  • Moderate Hike
  • Meal Break

Explore the signs of autumn with docents Marie-Anne Neimat and Clive Merredew on this moderately-paced hike in a lovely forest. You’ll climb up the Purisima Creek Trail under a canopy of redwood trees and colorful big leaf maples and continue on the Craig Britton Trail with changing scenery from dense forest to open views of the Pacific Ocean. A short climb on Harkins Ridge Trail will be followed by a well-deserved lunch break before you complete the hike with a scenic descent on the Whittemore Gulch Trail. Total elevation gain is approximately 1,800 feet. Reservations are required and will be accepted on or after November 5. 

Where to Meet: 

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.

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