Blue Oak and Polly Geraci Trail

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Pulgas Ridge Open Space Preserve

Blue Oak and Polly Geraci Trail is a 2.2 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Redwood City, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 2.2 miles Elevation Gain: 426 feet Route Type: Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

nature trips

road biking

walking

bird watching

running

views

wild flowers

wildlife

Due to COVID-19 trails in this preserve are closed on weekends and are temporarily closed to bikes and horses. Specific info regarding further restrictions can be found here: https://www.openspace.org/content/novel-coronavirus-updates Note: As of April 11, 2020 Pulgas Ridge Preserve is CLOSED on the weekends due to COVID-19 measures. Explore the wonders of the Pulgas Ridge Open Space Preserve. Make sure to stop by the Water Temple

1 month ago

Closed!!!!!

hiking
1 month ago

normally I love this app but sometimes it gets really stupid

hiking
muddy
2 months ago

Walked up Blue Oak (muddy) and the spine of the ridge on Hassler (not muddy). It’s a pleasant trail even on a day that’s overcast and lightly raining. Didn’t try the Polly Geraci or Woodrat sections today.

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muddy
4 months ago

hiking
muddy
4 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

Highly recommended for a dog friendly hike. There’s an area where dogs can roam free. It wasn’t empty but it def didn’t feel overcrowded. I went around noon on a cloudy/sunny day which was perfect for the hike. I missed the right and ended up doing a larger loop which was a great add since it took an hour and a half which is what I was looking for.

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muddy
4 months ago

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rocky
4 months ago

Closed to the resident area. If u want a convenient work out and hike in the wood, this is the choice. There is an unleash area for dogs. Only about 60% under shade so do prepare water and hat in a sunny hot day. I hiked at a cool breeze afternoon, not a bad deal.

Super easy family friendly hike- up a steep hill so best with school age kids

hiking
8 months ago

I would reccomend this trail fro a quick hike on a hot day when you need to exercise your dog. half shaded half fun sun. some of it was a fire road where dogs are allowed off leash for a short time. no real summit, but pretty nonetheless.

running
bugs
9 months ago

hiking
9 months ago

Really nice quick trail. Some nice views and pretty treed areas! Surprising how close to residential areas it is.

hiking
11 months ago

Pleasantly surprised with this trail! Given its location -between a major highway and a residential area- I didn’t have high hopes. It was a lovely hike. Not too difficult, a good length and varied scenery/terrain.

hiking
Sun Apr 28 2019

We went with our one year old. Baby was in carrier. It was the perfect length to walk before baby got fussy.

hiking
Wed Mar 20 2019

The beginning of the hike (or end) is kind of disappointing, but once on the trail it’s a very pleasant walk. Nothing special, some pretty sceneries along the way. Great suburban hike.

hiking
Sun Jan 20 2019

Decent backyard trails for a quick hike on the weekends. Off leash dog areas so there are a lot of people and their puppies enjoying it

Wed Jan 02 2019

Easy; good for dogs

Tue Oct 16 2018

Nice easy and fast hike but a little brown. Lots of dead/browning shrubbery and trees which was sad. Not super lush but easy trail and good parking - there’s a small lot and there were plenty of spaces available when we went on a Sunday afternoon

Sun Jul 22 2018

Great trail, lots of shade and parking is available. It is a lot of uphill though so I'm not sure it's exactly a beginner hike.

Sun Apr 08 2018

Great place for kids and dogs (and even better when the kids love dogs!). Good balance of shade and relatively easy hikes. Parking can be challenging.

walking
Wed Feb 28 2018

Great for dogs. I do disagree that the trail is easy, especially for beginners. it was all uphill for about a mile.

hiking
Fri Aug 18 2017

Nice trails, good bay view. Watch your step. There is way too much poison oak.

hiking
Sat Jul 15 2017

The trail itself is well maintained. It does a nice loop with decent amount of wildlife to interact with. The main gem of this place is taking your dog and allowing them to run off-leash when you get to the top. This is a huge advantage over your normal dog park. Things to note: There are no trashcans so you have to carry dog waste out. Bring water for your dog to make sure they have it. It can get hot.

hiking
Thu Jul 13 2017

Way too much dog poop on the trail.

Sun Jun 25 2017

Good Trail

walking
Sun Jun 04 2017

Nice easy trail, good for entire family, but short and limited view along the way but still a good experience if you are starting off or with kids/dogs.

Tue Jan 03 2017

Mixed terrain. Great views.

hiking
Mon Sep 26 2016

This is my go to place if I need to get a quick hike in but I am short on time. As a previous reviewer stated, this is not the Pulgas Water Temple but is the Pulgas Open Space Preserve. I would place this a little harder than easy. While I think beginner hikers will do just fine they should keep in mind that it is not flat. Dogs are allowed and there is a bathroom along with trail maps at the trail head. Bring plenty of water because it gets really hot even though there is a lot of shade.

walking
Mon May 23 2016

This is a good place to walk. The only problem is, it is not the Pulgas Water Temple. It is the Pulgas Ridge Trail. Everything else is correct.

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