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Bear Creek Redwoods: The South Bay’s New Redwood Park
Just three miles south of Los Gatos lies Bear Creek Redwoods, a spectacular space that is now open for you to explore and enjoy. Find hiking information and the preserve's story here.
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The Cowell-Purisima Trail: A Look Back in Time
The Cowell-Purisima Trail, just south of Half Moon Bay, is one of our staff's favorite coastal hikes. Here's why.
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June 29, 2019
  • Cowell Purisima Trail - Half Moon Bay
  • 3:00 P.M. - 5:00 P.M.
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Join us for a beautiful, easy 4-mile walk along the Cowell Purisima Trail which Peninsula Open Space Trust helped create by protecting adjacent farmland. After walking about half of the bluff-top mile trail, we'll turn around and catch the sunset on the way back.
July 13, 2019
  • Pillar Point Bluff
  • 3:00 P.M. - 5:00 P.M.
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Come enjoy sweeping panoramic views of the ocean on this easy, family friendly 3-mile hike! Explore the Jean Lauer Trail and hear about the history of this beautiful trail and the role that POST played in protecting this bluff.
July 21, 2019
  • Rancho Cañada del Oro
  • 9:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.
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Enjoy a 4.1 mile hike through beautiful Rancho Cañada del Oro! Sign up now and get a chance to view rolling grasslands and oak woodland ridges.
July 27, 2019
  • Russian Ridge Open Space Preserve
  • 5:00 P.M. - 8:00 P.M
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Enjoy a stunning sunset hike at Mindego Hill - this strenuous route will take you up to the top of the hill where you'll enjoy panoramic views of beautiful redwood forests.

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