Grabtown Gulch to Purisima Creek Loop

MODERATE 45 reviews

Grabtown Gulch to Purisima Creek Loop is a 5.3 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Grabtown, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
5.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1279 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

no dogs

hiking
1 month ago

nice moderate hike .... counterclockwise route is less challenging .... steep descent 2 mi down .... rolling ascent 3 mi up ..... beautiful, tree-lined shady path along a bubbling brook near the bottom .... 2-3 people wide 90% of the way .... parking at the trail head is very limited, 6-7 cars along the side of the road max .... light foot traffic .... very enjoyable

3 months ago

Note that where alltrails has you start is at the top of the valley and there’s no real parking save a spot or two on the side of the road. However, it was a great hike and i enjoyed doing it! Very well maintained and pretty much had the trail to ourselves the whole time. As others mentioned it’s all in the shade so better to do when it’s warmer out. We also did it counterclockwise and the ascent seemed a little more gradual that way than had we done the opposite.

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5 months ago

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8 months ago

Great hike. I went on a Sunday and only saw a handful of people when the trail meets up with another trail. Other than that I had the trail to myself. It was peaceful and beautiful. Mostly shaded with a few good steep areas to get the heart pumping.

10 months ago

A beautiful redwood hike, perfect for a hot day because the entire hike is in the shade. I only gave it 4* because it's pretty steep and for most of it you're either going up or down which is not my favorite plus I prefer single track paths and this was wider but nice if you have a hiking partner that you want to chat with.

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11 months ago

Breathtaking hike through the redwoods. Totally loved it. Highly recommend doing it counter clockwise.

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11 months ago

Going counterclockwise from the recorded map leads a consistent steep decent for the first 1.8 miles and a more gradual, but also at times steep ascent back up. I'm not sure I would have enjoyed this as much if I went clockwise.
I enjoyed this route because it was so lightly trafficked and mostly shady with patches of sun in between. My gps recorded only 5 miles, and with a steady pace I completed this route in under 2 hours.

Monday, March 27, 2017

Nice easy 5.5 miler. Lots of banana slugs, creeks had water this year. Some wildflowers, but not as many as I've seen on other trails on the Peninsula

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Beautiful hike. It's a bit of a climb back from the bottom, so take that into consideration.

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Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Nice uncrowded hike in Purisima Redwoods. It has some nice climbs and a variety of forest going from some open space through different types of trees and into and back out of the redwoods to return back to Tunitas creek Rd. The trails in this area are well constructed and make good year round hikes.

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