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Windy Hill Preserve

20 locals recommend ·

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January 19, 2019
Although a small regional park, it has several good hiking trails. It's one of my favorite places to hike and is rarely crowded. The trails can be strenuous but worth it. There are several trail access points.
July 27, 2018
Park at Windy Hill so when you end your hike it is all downhill back to the car! Through tons of research and lots of trial & error we've discovered the ultimate route: Spring Ridge > Meadow > Hamm's Gulch > Lost > Anniversary > Spring Ridge > Betsy Crowder (7.2 miles total). This path provides the…
March 24, 2018
Windy Hill is named for its distinctive, breezy grass-covered hilltop. The 1,335-acre preserve features open grassland ridges and forests of redwood, fir, and oak.
February 26, 2018
Stunning views over the Bay and the Ocean.
January 23, 2018
A beautiful hike and great exercise

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“Unique to this area; Redwoods. Smell the forest as you hike surrounded by beautiful, dense Redwoods. Wear pants and the use of bug repellant is advised. Poison oak is also present "if you see three (leaves clustered) let it be", but it is beautiful.”
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Portola Valley, California 94028
Phone+1 650-691-1200