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Nice mid length hike for experienced and fit hikers. Much of this route is rolling up and down and runnable. A great extended version of the usual 10 mile loop.

This was a great hike, it’s super shaded so great for sunny days, easy to find too.

Good hike, definitely challenging! We did a side trail not shown to see the sand stone formation, which was worth it - that trail is marked too! We didn’t do the fir trail portion due to being too tired! On the plus side, it was well shaded and the temperature was perfect for starting the hike at 8am

hiking
4 days ago

Good moderate trail with some inclines on the track. Some beautiful scenes of the Forrest on the way.

Did the Whitmore Gulch - Purisma - Craig Bitten. A total of 9.2 miles.
I would rate this Moderate

hiking
13 days ago

Great trail and nice workout. Edgewood features some really nice views, a variety of types of terrain and easy alternative paths in case you want to adjust your hike for ease/more tree cover. Definitely wear sunblock and bring a bottle of water as it can be on the warm side during the summer. Also note that there is a good amount of poison oak to the sides of the trail. Nothing to worry about but be aware. There is a nice parking lot, water filling station and a cute education center at the entrance to the trail too.

Nice shaded trek with clear sign posts and only light traffic. The last 1-2 miles were tough...probably the steepest climb and little shade. Definitely a good workout!

Good hike , view was disappointing

Beautiful hike and a great workout

Hike was beautiful! We took Harkins Ridge down and Whittemore Gulch back up and managed to be in the shade a majority of the time.

Nicely shaded trail and also really appreciated all the trail markers.

Beautiful forest, views (the ocean in Halfmoon Bay) and flowers.
If you are fit under 55 you can get started either way, otherwise I would go anti clockwise.

hiking
19 days ago

Started from Skyline Blvd, arrived at 9:45 on a Sunday and the parking lot was full. However, the trails were fairly quiet, garbage free and sparcely populated. Whittemore Gulch Trail was beautiful: Redwoods, shady, ferns, etc, but all downhill. Harkins Ridge was a killer. STEEP uphill and in the sun. Not pleasant at all. Did see two little foxes running across the trail.

This is definitely not an easy trail. The distance is 7.3 miles, not 5 and the elevation gain is serious. The parking is on the side of the Skyline Boulevard and is quite limited. The forest is great though. There are two benches on the trail.

I would rate this a moderate trail. We did the Dean Trail first which is 2.2 mile upward trail. It has good shade.Would definitely go again

Almbique loop goes on and on

The climb out is ennervating

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.

on Edgewood Trail Loop

26 days ago

It’s a beautiful trail, loved it.

I really enjoyed this Trail. It's mostly shaded 85 to 90%. That's huge for people like me that are easily overheated. I take the dean's Trail first which is about 2.2 miles where you climb the elevation. I would consider it moderate if you're going to try and do it without stopping. once you get to the peak it's a very nice downhill 2.3 mile Trail that you can walk relaxing or run. Towards the very end it goes back to an incline to get to the parking lot that's where I usually just use it as my cool down period. the only thing about this trail that is a negative is that there's very little to no flowers or bloomage or anything other than the color green; and no water brook, etc. but it's one of my favorite trails to go to and it's only $6 to park.

Good workout. Nice views. Suggest getting there early (before 10am) if you want convenient parking and a peaceful hike.

Just completed a portion of the loop today. I'm giving this a Moderate to High Moderate rating. Our loop was 7.51 miles in 5 hrs, 4 mins (not including a 30 min lunch). Minimally, carry 2 liters of water or hydration pack. We spoke with the Ranger and followed her suggestion. We took Whitemore Gulch Trail down: great suggestion. Saw two bucks immediately, good trail maintenance, great views, wild flowers blooming. We came back up Harkins Trail and it is steep in several areas (8%} and in more Sun. Ranger suggested coming back up Whitemore, but you're going to have to come back up either way. if we had more tone, we'd have done the full loop.

hiking
29 days ago

Started from the Higgins Road Trailhead. Nice mix of shady forest and great views.

Gorgeous and vigorous hike!

Beautiful trail, lots of shade

this trail has beautiful views of the coast. the hike uphill is quite a good workout! i agree with other reviewers, do this trail clockwise. turn left first. this gives you a lot more shade during the hike up.

it's an easy trail but it's all open ground, so on a moderately hot day, it can get sweaty and tiring if you are not used to going outdoors in hot summer.

Very dry. There was no wildlife and “crystal springs.” However it was a nice good work out. Finished in about 2.5 hours

Truly amazing hike. 7 miles loop. Elevation gain of close to 2000 feet. A superb view of ocean while going down the Harkins ridge and while near the purisima creek, the redwood forest preserve grows on you. The Whittemore gulch trail back is completely shaded expect small parts on the northridge trail. Saw two deers at a close range. Lots of birds, a rabbit nibbling away to glory. The flora along the way is good too. I highly recommend this hike. As the description says, please carry plenty of water. I also recommend a good set of binoculars.

hiking
1 month ago

Very nice and shady hike. Saw several banana slugs and all kinds of birds. Very few people this morning and we got there that at about 10:30am on Sunday. The sandstone deck is a nice photo op. There were some mountain bikers who were quite cautious and respectful. That little portion down to the bottom of Fir trail is awesome. The rest of the hike is easy but sticking with that descent and hike up gives you a great little workout with plenty of time to relax for the remainder of the hike.

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