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!