El Corte de Madera Creek - Resolution Trail

MODERATE 175 reviews

El Corte de Madera Creek - Resolution Trail is a 5.4 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Redwood City, California that offers scenic views and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

Distance: 5.4 miles Elevation Gain: 1,256 feet Route Type: Loop

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

walking

bird watching

views

historic site

no dogs

The trails oscillate up and down a lot. At the base of the Vista Point detour, there is a placard with information about the flight that crashed there in 1953. A beautiful tree-covered hike, a perfect destination for a hot day. Lots of mountain bikers, but the trails are wide enough to give them some space to pass.

hiking
10 days ago

Very pleasant hike! Good, relaxed workout and beautiful redwoods. The trail was empty on a weekday afternoon.

hiking
20 days ago

Beautiful trail!

hiking
20 days ago

Awesome trail. Watch out for mountain bikers!

hiking
2 months ago

Great trailhead with several options. Parking lot with restrooms. Multiple connecting trail heads off of Skyline (Hwy 35). The timberline view trail is intense with about a mile of steady uphill climbing. Plenty of canopy and multiple trail options. Great hike, will definitely return!

hiking
2 months ago

Great trailhead with several options. Parking lot with restrooms. Multiple connecting trail heads off of Skyline (Hwy 35). The timberline view trail is intense with about a mile of steady uphill climbing. Plenty of canopy and multiple trail options. Great hike, will definitely return!

hiking
muddy
3 months ago

Saw 14 bikers; 12 hikers Did counterclockwise. Almost everyone else did clockwise, so I liked that as I could see all the bikers coming and move to the side Bit muddy in a dozen spots. Fine now, but would NOT be a good hike in the rainy season. Bike tires leave puddles. Up & down parts have some muddy troughs I did not see any poison oak. If it is there, it is not along the trail. Even when the trail is a bit narrower, there are no plants growing into the path at all - dry leaves on sides only. 2 mile uphill towards second half of walk was quite the workout 90 percent shady with dappled sun generally Very short part of hike is rocky but generally the trail is easy

hiking
muddy
4 months ago

no not traffic on this Easter Sunday - nice forest, lots of shade. Medera Creek trail is beautiful, ok for beginner hikers

hiking
6 months ago

Quiet trail, but probably due to 45 degree weather. A lot of mountain bikers, tho, so be mindful.

hiking
10 months ago

One of my favorites.

10 months ago

great trail, good to go in the morning. watch out for trail bikes.

hiking
Saturday, July 14, 2018

Nice moderate trail, almost all in the shade, beautiful redwoods forest. Only downside is there’s heavy bikers traffic, which are coming down fast on the narrow paths.

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

it's quite easy and a beautiful trail with proper trail paths. it's shaded throughout and has directions for each trail posted at a regular distance.

hiking
Monday, July 09, 2018

Very nice, moderate trail. Shaded by redwood trees. Took 2 hours for the loop including a 15 minute lunch break, met about 15 hikers and 5 bikers. Parking was easy and plenty.

running
Saturday, June 30, 2018

Great running, hiking or biking trail.

hiking
Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Perfect summer day hike! Shady canopies of redwood made it a pleasant experience despite the almost 100 degree heat !

hiking
Sunday, May 27, 2018

Beautiful hike. Did this loop counterclockwise on Memorial Day weekend. Not too crowded, as everyone else was up in Purisma Creek. Beautiful fern and redwood filled trails, very shady thus perfect for a sunny day. More mountain bikers than hikers, but there’s plenty of room to let them pass on the trails. Would highly recommend!

Monday, April 09, 2018

Definitely a very nice trail, probably ideal for hot days because is very well shaded, pretty good balance for ups and downs, not hard, decent.

hiking
Saturday, February 24, 2018

Great hike. Well shaded. There were more hikers and bikers than would have liked but there were long stretches where no one could be found. A lot of crisscrossing of other trails so make sure you are aware. All in all great hike.

hiking
Monday, September 04, 2017

hiking
Sunday, April 30, 2017

It's a solid 4, the trails are very popular with mountain bikers so just aware of the cross traffic. The parking is really easy and there's tons of trail signs and posts so you'll never get lost. Enough of a terrain to get a good workout but not too much where it's not impossible.

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Stunning. So many trails, all gorgeous. Love love love.

hiking
Saturday, April 01, 2017

walking
Wednesday, March 15, 2017

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