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Dusky-footed Woodrat Trail

Easy/Intermediate

Trail

2.3 mile 3.6 kilometer point to point
87% Runnable
Easy/Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 594' 181 m
Descent: -201' -61 m
High: 810' 247 m
Low: 339' 103 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 7% (4°)
Max Grade: 34% (19°)

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Trail shared by Miguel Vieira

A longer trail leading runners to the most expansive views in Pulgas Ridge.

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Look for poison oak.

Description

This trail rises from Cordilleras Creek to some of the highest points in Pulgas Ridge, with expansive views of the Santa Cruz Mountains and the southern Peninsula. This is one of the longer trails in the park, but the additional effort of running the length of this route is rewarded with spectacular views.

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Dec 3, 2017
Nick Pfenning
Awesome views!
Apr 16, 2017
Ernesto Colín

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  4.7 from 3 votes

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#482

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#5,364

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The best views in the preserve are from the top of the Dusky-footed Woodrat Trail. Views of the South Bay, Edgewood Preserve, and the surrounding communities can be seen from here.
Mar 26, 2017 near Emerald…, CA
Forest in Pulgas Ridge Open Space Preserve.
Dec 27, 2016 near Emerald…, CA
The woods along the Dusky-footed Woodrat Trail are very peaceful.
Jun 17, 2015 near Emerald…, CA
Dogs are allowed on the trail, although they should be on leash. There is a portion of the preserve for dogs to be off leash, but the Dusky-footed Woodrat Trail is outside that zone.
Mar 26, 2017 near Emerald…, CA
On the Polly Geraci Trail in Pulgas Ridge Open Space Preserve.
Dec 27, 2016 near Emerald…, CA

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