Explore the most popular dogs on leash trails near Redwood City with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

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.

2 months ago

Lots of sand. Very windy. Be prepared for elevation and very little shades.

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.

Up up up! A nice hike to get your blood pumping. Views get better the higher you go!

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

5 months ago

Decent trail - the switchbacks aren’t as bad as you think they will be on the way down. Lots of redwoods.

I loved the view there just simply amazing!

9 months ago

Beautiful trail! Really pretty views when you reach the top!

road biking
11 months ago

The starting point for the track is back a driveway. It didn't seem like a legit place to park, but I didn't see any sign saying you couldn't. And there was another car there when I returned. So I guess it's ok. But the proper staging area is right off the highway exit. I took a picture of the correct starting point.

It's a play down and pay up kinda bike ride. I would prefer the opposite, but the path was very smooth and there were a lot of bikers out on it. I saw a lot of people biking along Cañada Road too if you want to keep going when you reach the bottom.

Friday, August 18, 2017

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

Sunday, August 06, 2017

nice trail, beautiful open views of the bay area in the distance. little to no tree cover, so be prepared if it's a hot day.

Saturday, July 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.

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Way too much dog poop on the trail.

Saturday, July 01, 2017

I finally saw why it is called windy hill, because the day we went there was extremely windy. Most of it is rolling hills, a few shaded areas, and at the beginning there is a nice river which you could see up close and touch the water through a tiny 10 foot path. There were a couple of poop bags on the trail sides. Some steep parts. At the later part of the trail and especially the summit, there was extreme fog. Awesome 5 mile trail.

Good Trail

Sunday, June 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.

Sunday, June 04, 2017

Make sure to check out the Windy Hill and Herb Grench overlook as well! Its along the Anniversary Trail and the view is beautiful. A great 360-degree of view of the peninsula! Easy hike but just make sure to watch out for the rocks so you don't trip yourself.

Sunday, June 04, 2017

Nothing really special. Its a nice walk but the trail itself to the lake isn't. The trail is dried up and when you reach to the end, the lake is pretty disappointing. Wouldn't do it again unless I lived in the area and needed some fresh air.

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Tuesday, January 03, 2017

Mixed terrain. Great views.

Tuesday, October 04, 2016

It's a decent local hike. Great for dog owners. Since it's an Open Space Preserve, there are no trash bins for dog poop. This results in lots of owners leaving poop bags steaming in the center of the trail. The trail is very exposed to the elements, with limited shade cover on sunny days. great views of the Bay on clear days.

Monday, September 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.

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Amazing hiking! Very easy and beautiful!

Sunday, July 10, 2016

The lake looks all dry unfortunately but still a nice hike through the woods.

Monday, 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.

The pool picture is on the other of the freeway, not in this trail. Google it if you want to go to the pool area. Don't expect it in the trail.

Sunday, February 21, 2016

It's really nice trail. Little ups an downs but lake trail is so short I would for sure recommend to take the trail goes to the road after you walked to the lake. Enjoy. :))

Saturday, December 19, 2015

Decent hiking, really a better place for dogs. has a nice area for off leash but is primarily on leash hiking. One spot with decent views but mostly pretty easy hiking

Tuesday, July 07, 2015


Sunday, November 16, 2014

It was great hike with my hiking group. We did only 4.5mile loop. Great view of the city.

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