Peninsula Trail: Hiking & Biking Trails on the San Francisco Peninsula
Portola Redwoods State Park’s 3000 acres nestled at the base of Butano Ridge lie along the northeast side of Pescadero Creek on ridges bisected by Peters, Evans, Evergreen, and Slate creeks. Some of the largest redwoods in San Mateo County can be found in its shady canyons. The park adjoins San Mateo County ’s 8027-acre complex of Pescadero Creek, Memorial, and Sam McDonald county parks. On its northeast corner it abuts Long Ridge Open Space Preserve, which lies along the crest of the Santa Cruz Mountains amid thousands of acres of contiguous open space. The park offers miles of hiking trails through stately redwoods and mixed evergreen forests that tie in with these adjoining parks. Across the Old Haul Road the Portola and Basin trails in Pescadero Creek County Park wend their way south for 6.8 miles to Big Basin Redwoods Park. This trail guide includes the following trails: Exploring along Pescadero Creek, Summit and Slate Creek Trails Loop, Coyote Ridge Loop Trail and Upper Coyote Ridge Trail, Tarwater Trail Loop, Peters Creek Loop, Uphill to Long Ridge Open Space Preserve, The Basin Trail to Big Basin Redwoods State Park.