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San Francisco: Pescadero Creek Loop

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Distance: 4.2 miles


Go deep into a rugged creek basin teeming with towering trees and a charming waterfall on this 4.2-mile hike in Portola Redwoods State Park.
  • Perspective
  • Banana slug
  • Into the thick forest
  • Creek crossing
  • Quiet paths
  • Bridge over the creek
  • Growth in the understory
  • Gurgling falls
  • Giants of the forest
  • Sky-reaching redwoods
  • Log over the creek

TO TRAILHEAD: I-280 S to CA 84 W to CA 35 S. In 7.5 mi., turn R onto Alpine Rd., then L onto Portola State Park Rd. Follow to Madrone lot on L.

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Vlad V
May 02, 2013

A beautiful trail, we did it in a group couple months ago, though taking longer loop - about 12 miles. Lots of shade from giant trees, challenging elevation gain on longer path, full creeks, all making for a powerful scenery... must be nice during hot summer, too, also with multiple campsites, located not far from the office. Remote area, not so easy to get to, requiring longish drive over winding narrow road - but, the prize is absolutely worth it.

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