Tuesday, September 5, 2017

101 South: Los Altos, Redwood Grove Nature Preserve


Redwood Grove Nature Preserve  482 University Ave./Lincoln Ave., 4 mi. from Palo Alto, (650) 947-2790.  Open daylight hours.  Free.  Tucked into a residential area, this surprising park features a redwood grove that was planted in the 1920s.  On the left of the entrance, a boardwalk follows the creek through the grove, and up higher the more rustic Hillside Trail also follows the creek.  Picnic tables are available. 

entrance to Redwood Grove Nature Preserve in Los Altos, California
entrance to Redwood Grove Nature Preserve in Los Altos, California


main trail at Redwood Grove Nature Preserve in Los Altos, California
main trail at Redwood Grove Nature Preserve in Los Altos, California


redwoods cluster at Redwood Grove Nature Preserve in Los Altos, California
redwoods cluster at Redwood Grove Nature Preserve in Los Altos, California



On the right of the entrance, a short trail leads to larger Shoup Park which is equipped with a creek-side party area and a children’s playground.  Approaching this area via North San Antonio Road, allows you to see many tall redwoods lining that road before you reach the small downtown of Los Altos on Main Street.  

sign to Shoup Park at Redwood Grove Nature Preserve in Los Altos, California
sign to Shoup Park at Redwood Grove Nature Preserve in Los Altos, California


children playing in creek at Shoup Park in Los Altos, California
children playing in creek at Shoup Park in Los Altos, California


playground at Shoup Park in Los Altos, California
playground at Shoup Park in Los Altos, California


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images ©2017 Carole Terwilliger Meyers 

 

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