Coal Creek Open Space

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Trail Distance: 5 miles
Time Estimate: 30 min+
Elevation Gain: 1 foot
Leash Rule: On Leash
Difficulty: Easy
Parking: Free
Route Type: Loop
Restroom: No
Description

Whether you're just beginning to hike or you've been doing it for years, there's something for everyone at Coal Creek Open Space! This preserve has several trails located within it, which gives you options for planning your pawfect day out with your canine companion. The trails add up to a length of five miles when you use all of them as a loop trail. Most of the trails will take about an hour or an hour and a half. One trail in Coal Creek connects to a trail in Russian Ridge Open Space, and if you're looking for a longer hike, this extends your trek to seven miles.

The trails in Coal Creek Open Space aren't just fun to hike; they're also absolutely beautiful! A large portion of the trails run through wooded areas, meaning you won't need to worry about the hot, California sun burning you. Some of the trails run through areas that closely resemble vineyards. However, Coal Creek Open Space's most pupular trail leads you to a beautiful waterfall. Make sure you have your phone or camera on hand to take some pictures. We're sure you'll regret it if you don't! As tempting as it might be, please don't let your dog play in the water.

Fido is welcome to join you on the trail, but make sure they're on a leash that's no longer than six feet. You'll also want to bring along waste disposal bags in order to clean up after your pup. Please don't leave any waste behind; stepping in dog poop is a quick way to ruin one's day!

If you're looking for somewhere new to explore with Fifi, make sure you add Coal Creek Open Space to your list. Whether you decide to walk one trail or decide to hike them all, we're pawsitive that the two of you will have a great time exploring together!

Trail Features
Diverse Landscape, Easy Incline
Scenic, Waterfall, Wildflowers, Abundant Wildlife
Cautions & Considerations
Raccoons are known to wander onto the trail, and so are skunks. Be careful you don't get sprayed! There's also the possibility of walking into blackberry bushes, which have thorns.
Address
Skyline Blvd.
Redwood City, CA 94062
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Address
Skyline Blvd.
Redwood City, CA 94062
Hours
Mon Sunrise - Sunset
Tue Sunrise - Sunset
Wed Sunrise - Sunset
Thu Sunrise - Sunset
Fri Sunrise - Sunset
Sat Sunrise - Sunset
Sun Sunrise - Sunset