Climb to Redwood Peak

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.

Location: Redwood Regional Park (Moon Gate)

Mileage: 3.97 miles

Trail Map

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.

Nice mix of Bay and Redwood trees, with sword and forest fernsThe park is second growth Redwoods. The original inhabitants were used to build San Francisco

Take a Right on to Redwood Peak Trail.  

Redwood Peak Trail is a bit rocky in spotsYou'll see some nice clusters of Bay Trees on the Redwood Peak TrailDon't miss the sign to reach Redwood Peak.  

This is what you'll see on Redwood PeakOfficial marker at the top of Redwood Peak

Coming back down from Redwood Peak, you'll pass these sentries:

Take a Left on Madrone Trail

Nice Redwood cluster in Madrone Trail

Take a Left on French Trail

Take a Left on to Star Flower Trail

Take a Left on to Tres Sendas Trail

What a beautiful place to run!

Tread lightly, and avoid the roots

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).  

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