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  Purisima Creek Redwoods Open Space Preserve - Soda Gulch, Harkins Ridge Loop  
Trail - Purisima Creek Redwoods Open Space Preserve - Soda Gulch, Harkins Ridge Loop
11:00 am

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Area San Francisco
Address Higgins Canyon Rd & Purisima Creek Rd South Coastside, CA 94019
Elevation n/a
Change 403.00 m ( 1300 ft )
Distance 11.27 km ( 7.00 miles )
Difficulty Moderate
Lat / Long 37.437545 , -122.370612
Special instructions   11am - meet @ Hayward Park Caltrain station
11-1130am - drive to trailhead (can meet there if you know it)
11:30-1pm - half hike
1-2pm - lunch!
2-3:30pm - 2nd half hike
3:30-4pm - drive back to station

Bring: water, hats, sunblock, food enough for you (to share or not to share at your discretion)... & please eat something beforehand/snacks so you last to lunch =)

Also, please RSVP so we know how many cars we need, particularly if you're coming on caltrain.

Directions  From the junction of CA 1 and CA 92 in San Mateo County, drive south 1.2 miles, then turn east onto Higgins Canyon Road (formerly Higgins-Purisima Road). Drive on this narrow road about 4.2 miles, to the trailhead on the left side of the road (just past the tiny white bridge).

The Good  Pretty

The Bad  limited parking, no public transit to the hike

Where  San Mateo

Notes  redwoods, creek, chaparral, and great views.

Parking for about 10 cars. No entrance or parking fees. One designated handicapped parking spot. Pit toilet less than 0.1 mile up the trail. Maps available at the information signboard, also less than 0.1 mile from the trailhead. The preserve's main trailhead is on Skyline Boulevard, about 4.5 miles south of CA 92. A smaller Skyline Boulevard Trailhead, across from Huddart Park, is about 2 miles further south. There is no direct public transportation to this trailhead.
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Hike Dates
Past hikes
Oct 2nd, 2011        

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