Visit The Redwoods

Walking through the trail on Thormwood Open Space Preserve, La Honda, CA, photo credit (c) Likeitiz

Walking through the trail on Thornwood Open Space Preserve, La Honda, CA, photo credit (c) Likeitiz

We were considering a new trail to hike this weekend. My hubby mentioned he wanted to visit the Redwoods. This coming from the member of the family who has teased me of being the tree-hugger!

We chose to visit the Thornwood Open Space Preserve, somewhere between La Honda and Woodside.  The trails are not so steep and there was a small lake to provide interest.

On the road to Thornwood Open Space Preserve, (c) Likeitiz

On the road to Thornwood Open Space Preserve, (c) Likeitiz

And so, off we went heading south on HWY 280.  We made our way to Old La Honda Road, through windy narrow parts and hairpin turns.  My, my, my!  There are some beautiful homes edging the Preserve.  And horse farms galore too!

It was a cool morning with no wind. The ground smelled of fallen leaves, a mix of evergreens and some eucalyptus nearby, cushioning our climb as we padded up and around some bends.  The sun peaked between the towering trunks that seemed to stretch out to grab the blue skies.

We saw a few hikers. Some went in pairs with their dogs. There was also a hiking group who had folding seats and food baskets. I guess they were going to picnic somewhere among the Redwoods or near Schilling Lake.

Collage of Thornwood Open Space Preserve, photo credit (c) Likeitiz

Collage of Thornwood Open Space Preserve:  The trees, the info signs, the view of Windy Hill and Stanford (You can see Hoover Tower!) at a high point in the trail, photo credit (c) Likeitiz

It was a great morning to get us all limbered up, stretched, and going up and down the trails.  Have you had a chance to be outdoors lately?

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10 Responses to Visit The Redwoods

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  2. Thank you as I’ve never seen the Redwoods. I can imagine that the experience of actually being there is even more amazing, but I am content with seeing it through your eyes. Thank you so much for sharing and for sending me the link. ♥

  3. My, my, tho set trees are gigantic. One of my dream places to visit one day. I’m thinking of relocating back to California and when I do, I will catch up on the many amazing places I missed. Thanks for the recent kind thoughts in your comment. The Philippines needs a lot of prayer and support. Mom told me today, ” another typhoon is coming.” I froze for a moment. God bless.

  4. rarasaur says:

    How refreshing! I feel like I was outdoors just now. :D

  5. WordsFallFromMyEyes says:

    How beautiful, fresh this hike. Love it (the photos).

  6. Eli Pacheco says:

    I hope to get a little outdoors fix today, actually. I like to hike this time of year especially, when the leaves are changing the Carolinas. You set out with a sweatshirt on, but, before long, it’s tied around your waist.

    • likeitiz says:

      I can only imagine the lovely foliage in the Carolinas. Yes, you are right. We start out bundled up and end up with jackets stuffed into our backpacks or sweaters around our waist. Good sign!

  7. Tom and I both love the Redwoods. Of course we loved everything about living on the central coast and ventured out and about every weekend. You have posted beautiful photos.

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