Borden Hatch to Grabtown Gulch

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

DISTANCE
7.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2211 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

river

views

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.

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May 2017 // You don't have to go far to feel completely removed from the city. The Purisima Creek trail snakes along a tranquil creek where you'll cross several wooden bridges. You are surrounded by towering redwood trees and giant ferns. Start from the bottom, hike up Purisima Creek trail, take the more secluded Craig Britton single track connector, then go down the Harkins Ridge trail (steep-ish) to get back to the parking lot. On a hot day, it's a nice hike because the greater part of this path is veiled by trees so you're shaded mostly :)

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Great hike. My friends and I found parking very easily. Bathrooms are located at the start so plan ahead or bring flushable baby wipes lol.

We hike the trail going clockwise and it was hard in the beginning since there were numerous hills. On the last 2-3 miles of the hike it's pretty flat. Bring about half a gallon of water and you'll be fine.

The hike took us 2-3 hours since we took snack breaks and to let us catch our breath. It was very foggy that day therefore it was wet and muddy under the redwoods so I recommend hiking shoes.

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