Borden Hatch to Grabtown Gulch

HARD 10 reviews

Borden Hatch to Grabtown Gulch is a 7.4 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Half Moon Bay, CA that features a river and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

7.4 miles 1620 feet Loop



mountain biking

nature trips

trail running





wild flowers

no dogs

A moderate hike through the Purisima Creek Redwoods Open Space Preserve. Enjoy scenic views on the Borden Hatch Mill Trail. Take the Purisima Creek Trail. Then Borden Hatch Mill Trail to Grabtown Gulch trail. Return Via the Purisma Creek Trail.

20 days ago

Amazing redwood groves and really easy and relaxing hike.

1 month ago

Prob not 5 stars but using rating system to balance out the "1 star" rating because the dude couldn't find the trail. It's pretty easy to find if you read ratings below.

1 month ago

I've done everything in the park many times. This trail is best done walking up the creek first and then down on the other trails. Make sure to have shoes that grip well. There are some easy places to lose footing no matter what time of the year.... Winter wet and summers hard pan with loose dirt.

2 months ago

One of the most beautiful hikes I have done in a long time.

5 months ago

So beautiful! Loved this hike!

9 months ago

This was a great hike. I would say it's moderate to hard with some amazing views. Very steep if you go up the left side.

1 year ago

i came here with friends on an early Saturday morning. You have to or else you ran out of parking, by the time we got here around 830a, parking is full so we had to park on the side street. this was not hard to find just as long as you open your eyes for other cars who are parked or else you will miss it. We started at the purisima creek trail then heading to Craig britton to harkins ridge trail. the views were amazing. When you get to the top, don't forget your sunscreen since it didn't have much shade but when you begin the hike, then there's lot of shade.

I agree.. Nowhere to be found!!

2 years ago

This is the lower portion of the Purisima Redwoods Open Space. It exists.

mountain biking
2 years ago

This place does not exist! Drove to the directions indicated and there wasn't any kind of trails in the vicinity!