Half Moon Bay Hike

We stepped off the beaten path during the Thanksgiving break.  Most of the time, the Northern Bay Area is our home.  A trip down to the Half Moon Bay Watershed was a welcome change of scenery.

The Tunitas Creek Trailhead is a short drive from the Skyline Ridge Drive that separates Portola Valley from the Pacific Ocean.  Upon entering the forest, one is immersed in a vast silent chamber of trees and ferns.  Redwood needles carpet the forest floor.  The effect is a deep rich almost glowing expanse of brown.

An up and down five mile loop on the Grabtown Gulch Trail, Purisima Creek Trail, and Borden Hatch Mill Trail provides a complete getaway.  Fern dells, meadows, waterfalls, creeks, and Redwoods are all included free of charge.  They're a great antidote for the hectic holidays!