Hiking at Wunderlich County Park

March 15, 2018
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things to do in redwood city

Redwood City, located conveniently between popular cities such as San Francisco, Oakland, Palo Alto and San Jose, is a perfect travel destination for those wanting to stay on the outskirts of the technological city hub excitement, but still be within proximity to most attractions and beautiful nature trails. During your stay, be sure to visit Wunderlich County Park.

Wunderlich County Park

Wunderlich is a County Park, rich in history, amongst redwood trees, open meadows and provides biking/hiking trails and horseback riding stables. It comprises 942 acres of steep forest and meadowland with four general areas: a lower area of boarding stables, riding facilities and a horse ring that was part of the Folger Ranch complex; an open meadow midway up the slope of the park; and an extension up through gorgeous canyons with a running stream and numerous springs through dense growth of redwood groves, and an upper meadow area at 2,000ft elevation. Exceptional vistas are scattered all throughout the park. Bordering the chaparral and the redwood forest is the mixed evergreen forest, which covers the majority of the park.

The park is largely open space with a system of beautiful trails providing 15 miles of scenic recreational trail that allow for horse riding, cycling, and hiking. Campgrounds and picnic areas are also available.

The land for the park was donated to the county by late owner Martin Wunderlich, who purchased the land from the Folger family in 1956. The property still contains what was once the Folger family ranch, and the estate stable surrounding buildings have been restored to provide a historic treasure trove to the community. Tours, stable rentals, and the Carriage Room Museum are all available to the public. The park is open daily from 8am-7pm.

Stay at Pacific Inn Redwood City

Ideally located on El Camino Real in Silicon Valley, Pacific Inn Redwood City offers 72 spacious and budget-friendly rooms with a variety of floor plans that can accommodate families and business travelers. The hotel is a short drive from most attractions and nature escapes. Pacific Inn offers choice amenities, friendly staff, free WiFi and extended-stay options.

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