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Whittemore Gulch Trail

Intermediate
 4.5 (12)

Fantastic views and flows. It is hard not to love this trail.


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Map Key

2.2

Miles

3.6

KM

Singletrack

1,571' 479 m

High

455' 139 m

Low

0' 0 m

Up

1,117' 340 m

Down

10%

Avg Grade (5°)

17%

Max Grade (9°)

Dogs No Dogs

E-Bikes Unknown

Seasonal closures, Check openspace.org/preserves/pr_…

Description

This is a close competitor for the singletrack with the best scenery in the bay area. This trail has it all, ocean views, close contact with huge redwoods, fern canyons and creeks.

One the the best flowing singletrack trails, Whittemore Gulch Trail gives you that "I'm like a Jedi, flying between the redwoods" feel. It is not very technical, fantastically flowy.

Contacts

Shared By:

Mikael Palner

Trail Ratings

  4.5 from 12 votes

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  4.5 from 12 votes
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Trail Rankings

#125

in California

#1,598

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Purisima Scenery
Apr 30, 2014 near Highlan…, CA
Purisima Scenery
Apr 30, 2014 near Highlan…, CA
Whittemore Gulch Trail
Nov 2, 2020 near Half Mo…, CA
Downed tree on Wittermore Gulch Trail
Apr 30, 2014 near Half Mo…, CA
Vantage point from the first shaded area of trail before coming out to the dry section, which starts with a bit of crevasses and rocks that will lead you into the trail in sight, on the left.
Jul 18, 2019 near Half Mo…, CA
Purisima Scenery
Apr 30, 2014 near Half Mo…, CA

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Oct 11, 2020
Benjamin Lefaudeux
Aug 18, 2019
Katie McCracken
Jul 28, 2018
Daniel Eldridge
Jun 12, 2018
Marc Daniel
Jan 2, 2018
Andrew W
A couple small wet spots toward the bottom but otherwise pretty dry conditions. Probably going to close soon for the season with rain on the way.
Sep 3, 2017
Jane H
Rad down
Sep 13, 2016
Aaron I
Aug 1, 2016
Jenny Snapp
Harkin truly is an evil way back up. Whittemore is good enough to make it more than work it! — 1h 20m