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Portola Redwoods State Park is a California state park, located in San Mateo County. Peters Creek and Pescadero Creek meet in Portola, and are the park's primary watercourses, and feature numerous tributaries. Tip Toe Falls is a small waterfall along Fall Creek, a tributary of Pescadero Creek. Portola Redwoods State Park contains approximately 18 miles of hiking trails in the 2,800-acre park, a small car-camping campground of about 50 campsites, four group campsites, and 6 trail sites at Slate Creek Trail Camp. Portola Redwoods State Park is also home to the site of Page shingle Mill, for which the Palo Alto road is named.


Overview of Portola Redwoods State Park

As you traverse the city of La Honda, you'll stumble upon Portola Redwoods State Park. Portola Redwoods State Park is not generally crowded with tourists and visitors.

Most of the La Honda tours skip a visit to this place, but you can create your customized plan if you wish to visit Portola Redwoods State Park.

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  • Initially planned to take the Coyote Ridge Trail but found that it was closed. So, we headed for the Slate Creek Trail. The trail is totally covered with trees and this is a backpacking route. The trail looked like ideal for summer hikes. There are some campsites couple of miles inside the trail. The campsites didn't seem to have any fireplace. There is a bathroom inside. At night it surely gets pretty dark out here for the campers as it is all covered with tall trees. You will come across a lot of narrow paths, redwoods, banana slugs, insects along with LOTS of mosquitoes(which were becoming annoying at times).

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  • PROS: The campsites were nice, but if you're a tent camper I noticed many of the sites lacked level areas. The forest was beautiful and it was a relaxing place to spend a few days. If your forecast calls for windy weather, you probably won't see too many mosquitoes. CONS: The bathrooms were not good. I camp a lot and my expectations aren't high. But the bathrooms weren't cleaned during our 3 days there and almost all were without toilet paper until the day we left. What made this even worse was that when we visited the visitor center there were 2 park workers sitting on computers. Other cons include the curvy (although scenic) drive and the disappointing center piece of Tiptoe Falls. Generally, I would give Portola Redwoods another chance because the forest is beautiful and relaxing. Hence, 3 stars.

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  • A great place to camp or just for the day. The redwood Grove is a great place to hike too.🐻

  • Awesome place to visit, tucked away from all the hussle of the bay area. Some nice old growth reswoods.

  • Approach roads very steep and extremely narrow.. Huge number of mosquitoes. Carry some protection against them. Some good views, but marred by the mosquitoes which would not let me stay still..

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