Purisma Creek Trail to Bald Knob Trail Loop

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Purisma Creek Trail to Bald Knob Trail Loop is a 9.6 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Half Moon Bay, California that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

Distance: 9.6 miles Elevation Gain: 2,608 feet Route Type: Loop

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

running

forest

views

wildlife

over grown

no dogs

One of the most beautiful trails that I’ve hiked in the bay. The entire trail is shaded well with steady elevation gain. We reached Bald knob at 10 and there was a lot of mist and it was wet for last 1 mile of the trail, the trail is very light trafficked, there’s no peak or summit view in the end but it’s worth it. Lot of banana slugs on the way, be cautious. We saw some deers along the way, if can give more than 5 stars I would’ve gladly given. Highly recommend this trail.

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muddy
7 months ago

Not bad for a west coast trail. Lots of switchbacks with a lot of switchbacks and steep descents and ascents. Very crowded and loud. If you’re looking for a quite hike, this isn’t it. Trails are well maintained. No dogs allowed.

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Tue Aug 07 2018

Excellent hike for a hot day. There's maybe 100 feet of trail that gets sunlight on this route, so sunscreen is unnecessary. The climb sounds big at about 1,600 feet of elevation gain, but it does not feel like that much. Sadly, it appears that the trail which used to lead up to the top of Bald Knob is closed. You can get about 0.25 miles away from the peak before you find a closed gate. The gate says nothing about a trail closure or advising hikers to stay out, but what looks like it was once a trail is now overgrown with brush. Nevertheless, I really enjoyed this hike. There are many extremely beautiful areas on this route.

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Sun Jul 15 2018

Trail starts out flat and goes for about a mile along Purisima Creek. Redwood trees & banana slugs galore. Then the trail climbs until you start to loop back. If you get there early, you won't see another soul.

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