Redwood Regional Park is one of my favorite places. Drop down in to the valley and the rest of the world seems so far away. In a normal winter, streams flow abundantly, and wandering through the trails here brings both peace and health. A few weeks ago, I visited the park from the Moon Gate Trailhead, and climbed to Redwood Peak. This hike offers a great variety of trails and terrain, so give it a try.
Mileage: 3.97 miles
Photo Map (Photos from the hike on Google Earth)
From the Moon Gate, head left on the West Ridge Trail.
Take a Right on to Tres Sendas Trail and descend in to the valley.
Take a Right on to Redwood Peak Trail.
Don't miss the sign to reach Redwood Peak.
Coming back down from Redwood Peak, you'll pass these sentries:
Take a Left on Madrone Trail
Take a Left on French Trail
Take a Left on to Star Flower Trail
Take a Left on to Tres Sendas Trail
Left at the end of Tres Sendas to Moon Gate.
You'll have fun on this hike. It's beautiful and great exercise, and you'll have the satisfaction of scaling Redwood Peak (1539 feet).