Next was a stroll through Memorial Park to hike the short 1.6-mile loop to the Mount Ellen summit. Memorial is the complex headquarters and is a popular area for picnics, camping and recreating within the park where swimming areas are accessible in Pescadero Creek. Parking at the Hoffman Flat trailhead provided access to Pescadero Park, the areas largest at 5,700 acres. I walked along the Old Haul road and may have found my new destination for summer long runs!
On Sunday I was in the East bay and made a side trip to Redwood Regional Park for an easy trek on the Stream Trail from one end of the park to the other. This area is rich with history, from logging in the 1800s to the rehabilitation efforts of the rainbow trout.
|Towne Road Trail - Sam McDonald Park|
|Old Haul Road - Pescadero Park|
|A few very tall redwoods in the upper heritage grove|