5.9 miles one-way; car shuttle possible
From: Wunderlich West Gate (Skyline Trail)
To: Purisima Creek Trailhead in Woodside
Follow the gently graded Skyline Trail through redwood and Douglas-fir forests just below the crest of the Santa Cruz Mountains. Discover unusual spring wildflowers along one of the few remaining segments of the old California Riding and Hiking Trail, a trail system established in 1954. Take this easy, shaded trail on a summer day when you need a retreat from the valley heat.
Elevation Gain/Loss 715 feet/845 feet one-way
This trail description is excerpted from the 2019 Guidebook. For details on all trails, trailheads and more buy the book from Wilderness Press.
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