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Pulgas Ridge Open Space Preserve is a 366-acre site near the City of San Carlos and provides trails for hiking and walking one's dog, including an off-leash area. The Preserve's six miles of trails offers access to cool canyons and a ridge top with views toward the bay and surrounding hillsides.

Dog Access: Dogs are allowed on all trails in this Preserve. Must be on a leash except when in off-leash area.

Our hike: Easy Hike (0-600 feet)

is 2.8 miles long and has an elevation of 350 feet

(easy hike).

We will hike from the Parking area:

to the Cordilleras Trail (0.4 miles),

Polly Geraci Trail (0.9 miles moderate climb),

Hassler Trail to the off-leash area for some playtime (0.4 miles)

and back to the parking lot (+ 0.9 miles).


Pulgas Ridge Open Space Preserve is located in the hills above the towns of San Carlos and Redwood City. From Highway 280, exit Edgewood Road. Travel 0.75 miles northeast on Edgewood Road toward Redwood City. Turn left (north) on Crestview Drive, then immediately turn left on Edmonds Road. Follow Edmonds Road to the preserve entrance on the right. Parking is available at the Preserve parking lot or off the street.