San Francisco, CA: Whittemore Gulch-Harkins Ridge Loop

Bobcats roam this 7-mile route through a redwood-canopied canyon in the Santa Cruz Mountains.
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Bobcats roam this 7-mile route through a redwood-canopied canyon in the Santa Cruz Mountains.

Trail Facts

  • Distance: 10.4

Waypoints

WGL001

Location: 37.4499320983887, -122.338729858398

Trail starts @ SW corner of parking lot

WGL002

Location: 37.4497261047363, -122.338928222656

R @ Whittemore Trail under trees bearded in moss

WGL003

Location: 37.4492568969727, -122.34342956543

R @ gate toward North Ridge; trail widens to fire road

WGL004

Location: 37.4496154785156, -122.349555969238

Continue toward Whittemore

WGL005

Location: 37.448486328125, -122.350929260254

Take in view of Half Moon Bay; look for raspberries and Indian paintbrush

WGL006

Location: 37.4473152160644, -122.349258422852

Stay R on switchbacks

WGL007

Location: 37.4459228515625, -122.355499267578

Footbridge crosses Purisma Creek; path enters Whittemore Gulch

WGL008

Location: 37.4373016357422, -122.369270324707

L @ 3-way to Harkins Ridge; begin 1,200-ft. climb out of canyon

WGL009

Location: 37.4391784667969, -122.36457824707

Beware poison oak

WGL010

Location: 37.4414291381836, -122.34790802002

Continue toward Harkins @ 3-way

WGL011

Location: 37.442928314209, -122.343223571777

Photo break; continue to North Ridge parking

WGL012

Location: 37.4491844177246, -122.343414306641

Straight across gravel road; return to trailhead