La Honda Creek Open Space Preserve Hike

So what is in the La Honda OSP that attracts like a magnet? The all-time favorite views on the ocean and Butano ridge? Yes, of course. Quietness and unexpected remoteness? Definitely! The second visit in less than 12 months was hard for Eugene and his dislike of the route to the park entrance. The only promise that made him happy that we will not hike here till the October.
Though I was happy (who would doubt it, haha). The grass was still green, wildflowers boomed, deer crossed our way.
05.07. La Honda Open Space Preserve

05.07. La Honda Open Space Preserve
05.07. La Honda Open Space Preserve

Nothing changed from our last visit. The park (and they still need the permit taken in advance) still has few trails open for the hike. We tried to find what they call viewpoint but the place from the plan has the worse perspective that the top of the hill. I should say old map that I have shows totally different and way longer trail to the vista.

05.07. La Honda Open Space Preserve
05.07. La Honda Open Space Preserve
05.07. La Honda Open Space Preserve
05.07. La Honda Open Space Preserve

05.07. La Honda Open Space Preserve

05.07. La Honda Open Space Preserve
05.07. La Honda Open Space Preserve

05.07. La Honda Open Space Preserve

05.07. La Honda Open Space Preserve
05.07. La Honda Open Space Preserve

05.07. La Honda Open Space Preserve

05.07. La Honda Open Space Preserve
05.07. La Honda Open Space Preserve

05.07. La Honda Open Space Preserve

05.07. La Honda Open Space Preserve
05.07. La Honda Open Space Preserve

We didn’t hike to the Old Redwood but returned to the parking via old road. We had more than an hour till the sunset but rays created nice play in the redwood tunnel.

05.07. La Honda Open Space Preserve
05.07. La Honda Open Space Preserve

And while you are in the area stop by the Red Barn. The place is amazing during the golden hour and on sunsets (I love this photo from October).
10.09. Red Bar at La Honda

La Honda Creek Open Space on Aug 2016

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