San Jose, California
Portola Redwoods State Park
Portola Redwoods State Park is nestled in southeast San Mateo County, in the rugged terrain of a deep canyon. It offers diverse terrain and a variety of hiking trails.
From San Jose, take 280 North to the Page Mill Rd. exit and head west.
Page Mill Rd will turn into Alpine Road after it crosses Hwy 35.
After crossing Hwy 35 continue west for 3.5 miles to Portola State Park Road
Continue three more miles on Portola State Park Road to the entrance kiosk.
Park in the Madrone Parking Area.
Drive time is about an hour and 15 minutes.
Our hike is a loop—we will begin on the Coyote Ridge trail, have our meeting at the Tarwater Trail Camp and finish the hike on the Pomponio Trail.
Parking fee is $5.00. No dogs allowed on hiking trails. The hike is a Level 3, about 6 miles, with 600 vertical feet elevation gain. As always, bring lots of water. Contact our host Janet S. for more information.Text version of this page for quick printing without the pictures