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Whittemore Gulch Trail

Intermediate

Trail

2.4 mile 3.9 kilometer point to point
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 7' 2 m
Descent: -1,127' -344 m
High: 1,574' 480 m
Low: 448' 137 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 9% (5°)
Max Grade: 22% (12°)

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Trail shared by Kristen Arendt

Fantastic views! It is hard not to love this trail.

Kristen Arendt

Features River/Creek · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Description

This is a close competitor for the singletrack with the best scenery in the Bay Area. This trail has it all, ocean views, close contact with huge redwoods, fern canyons and creeks. The trail is not very technical so you can enjoy taking in the scenery along the way.

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Jan 4, 2020
David Hitchcock
Hiked as a loop with Harkins Ridge Trail, beautiful views of the ocean toward the top, massive moss covered tress and redwoods in the lower sections. 2.4mi
Jul 7, 2019
Achilleas Doufas
8mi
Mar 15, 2019
Andee Philbrick
4.5mi — 3h 15m
Jan 1, 2019
Eleonore Prevost
Oct 27, 2018
Jacob Bukoski
2.4mi
Oct 27, 2018
Sylvia Song
Sep 2, 2018
Laurie Berberich
2.4mi

Trail Ratings

  4.6 from 11 votes

#486

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  4.6 from 11 votes
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Trail Rankings

#71

in California

#486

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Photos

Coastal view
Feb 25, 2019 near Half Mo…, CA
Bridge crossing Wittemore Creek
Jan 2, 2018 near Half Mo…, CA
Alders on Whittemore Gulch Trail
Jan 2, 2018 near Half Mo…, CA
Purisima scenery.
Jan 15, 2016 near Highlan…, CA
From the North Ridge Trail, you get a good view of Half Moon Bay and the Pillar Point Air Force Station.
Jan 4, 2020 near Half Mo…, CA
A view of the Pacific Ocean from the Whittemore Gulch Trail in the winter.
Jan 4, 2020 near Half Mo…, CA

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