Hike: Edgewood County Park & Preserve
10 Old Stagecoach Road, Redwood City, CA

Second Hike of Foothill College Day Hike Class
Instructor: Thomas McCarthy (PHED23B)
Friday, October 11, 2013, 1:00 pm-3:00 pm

By Peter Y. Chou

Preface: This is the second hike in Thomas McCarthy's Day Hike Class (PHED 23B) at Foothill College. An old friend gave me a ride to today's hike at Edgewood County Park (Map), 10 Old Stagecoach Road, Redwood City. I recall hiking here on July 4 some 15 years ago and didn't appreciate seeing Highway 280 near the trails. The instructor gave the class a detailed map highlighting the trails to follow in a clockwise loop— Starting from the Picnic Area we went left on the Sylvan Trail to Serpentine Loop to Franciscan Trail to Serpentine Loop to Edgewood Tral. Then right on Edgewood Trail going straight back to the Picnic Area Entrance. The 3-mile hike took two hours (1-3 pm). While last week's hike at Palo Alto Baylands was out in the open air with numerous birds, today's hike was inland with many switchbacks surrounded by Bay Trees, Eucalyptus, and California Live Oaks. We encountered few wildflowers that would have proliferated this park in springtime. Below are 46 photos from today's Edgewood Park hike.

Edgewood County Park Signpost

Wooden Bridge by Trail Bend

Virgin Bower (Clematis) on Sylvan Trail

Oak Tree at Entrance

Trailhead at Sylvan Trail

Dry Creek on Sylvan Trail

Dry Creek on Sylvan Trail

Bay Trees on Sylvan Trail

Faces in Rocks on Sylavan Trail

Sylvan Loop Signpost

Four Faces in Rocks

Dead Y-Tree at Trail Bend

Sylvan Exercise Loop Sign

Serpentine Loop Signpost

House on Hill from Sylvan Trail

Vista of House on Hill from Trail

Vista of Stanford Hoover Tower

Wooden Fence along Sylvan Loop

Three Oaks on Distant Hill

Franciscan Trail Signpost

Rock Pile on Sylvan Loop

Class Hikers on Serpentine Loop

No Shade on "Desolation Trails"

Rocks on Serpentine Loop

Highway 280 and Powerlines

California Live Oak on Serpentine Loop

Vista of Houses on Serpentine Loop

Edgewood Trail Signpost

Back in the Shade on Edgewood Trail

Young Manzanita Tree

Gnarly Bay Tree

"Lizard Tongue" in Oak Tree

"O Cry" from Dead Oak Tree

Gnarly Bay Tree Branches

"Shake Dancing" Gnarly Bay Trees

Fallen "Crocodile Tree" with Open Jaws

Leaveless Bay Tree

Monterey Cypress

Edgewood Park Info Board

Oak Tree at Entrance

Edgewood & Franciscan Trails Signpost

Edgewood Trail Signpost

Help Grow Garden Info Board

Edgewood Trail Sign at Entrance

Bill & Jean Lane Education Center Sign

Wooden Bridge at Entrance

— Photographs by Peter Y. Chou, October 11, 2013

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