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Coal Creek Open Space Preserve

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Recommended Routes in Coal Creek Open Space Preserve - 1

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Favorite The trail descends into the preserve, but there are a couple of great views before it re-enters the woods.
Intermediate

Clouds Rest - Meadow Trail Loop

2.5 mi 4.0 km 520' Up 158.64 m Up 518' Down 157.84 m Down

La Honda, CA

Coal Creek Open Space Preserve Hiking

  • 11 Miles 17 Kilometers of Trail
  • 1 Recommended Route
  • 2 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 6 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 0 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Trails in Coal Creek Open Space Preserve - 7

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1.2 mi 2.0 km #1Crazy Pete's Road Trail
Intermediate
La Honda, CA
Intermediate
La Honda, CA
0.8 mi 1.3 km #2Coal Road Trail
Intermediate
La Honda, CA
Intermediate
La Honda, CA
2.5 mi 4.0 km #3Alpine Road Trail
Intermediate
Ladera, CA
Intermediate
Ladera, CA
0.9 mi 1.5 km #4Clouds Rest Trail
Intermediate
La Honda, CA
Intermediate
La Honda, CA
0.6 mi 1.0 km #5Meadow Trail
Easy
La Honda, CA
Easy
La Honda, CA
2.0 mi 3.2 km #6Charquin Trail
Easy/Intermediate
La Honda, CA
Easy/Intermediate
La Honda, CA

Photos of Coal Creek Open Space Preserve - 45

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Views of the San Francisco Bay are often obscured by trees, but you can catch glimpses every once in a while.
Nov 13, 2016 near La Honda, CA
A view from he Vista Point overlooking the Stanford Dish Area and the South Bay area.
Nov 27, 2016 near La Honda, CA
After passing through the gate, the trail hugs the ridge line and changes into a dirt track.
Nov 27, 2016 near La Honda, CA
The trail descends into the preserve, but there are a couple of great views before it re-enters the woods.
Nov 27, 2016 near La Honda, CA
The trail climbs up the hill as it makes its way toward Clouds Rest Trail.
Nov 27, 2016 near La Honda, CA
Views of the Bay Area stretch out before you. If you look closely in the field, you can see two coyotes before they get scared off.
Nov 27, 2016 near La Honda, CA
On the left side, private homes are visible from the preserve as turkey vultures soar overhead.
Nov 27, 2016 near La Honda, CA
The Clouds Rest Trail is wide through this section. This is looking back up the hill you just descended.
Nov 27, 2016 near La Honda, CA