Whittemore Gulch Trail

Purisma Creek Redwoods Open Space Preserve, California

Distance2.7mi
Elevation Gain2,692ft
Trailhead Elevation1,706ft
Top1,706ft
Elevation Min/Max444/1706ft
Elevation Start/End1706/1706ft

Whittemore Gulch Trail

Whittemore Gulch Trail is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in San Mateo County, California. It is within Purisma Creek Redwoods Open Space Preserve. It is 2.7 miles long and begins at 1,706 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 5.6 miles with a total elevation gain of 2,692 feet. Along the trail there is parking. Near the end of the trail are restrooms and an information map. This trail connects with the following: North Ridge Trail and Harkins Ridge Trail.

Whittemore Gulch Trail Professional Review and Guide

"The North Ridge Trail is actually a dirt road. The first 0.3 mile is a steep descent with loose rocks and ruts. Past that point, you can concentrate on how green the surroundings are—even in late summer. Fog frequently bathes this hillside in moisture during the summer. The Whittemore Gulch Trail is a wonderful switchback descent into the redwoods below. Wildflowers adorn the hillside from March to September. Highlights: Superb singletrack, both descending and ascending; views of forest-covered hills and the Pacific Ocean; wildflowers blooming late into summer; moist redwood groves. No motorized vehicles are allowed on any of the trails."

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Trail Information

Purisma Creek Redwoods Open Space Preserve
Nearby City
Purisma Creek Redwoods Open Space Preserve
Parks
Purisima Creek Redwoods Open Space Preserve
Local Contacts
USGS Half Moon Bay, Woodside
Local Maps