Monday, March 5, 2012

Great family hiking at Wunderlich Park in Woodside

My kids often resist when we suggest to head out for a hike. We always end up having the best time ever, but they seem to have forgot about that the moment we suggest a new outing.

My friends suggested for us to join her and her kids for a hike that way the little guys has friends to
hike with. Great idea! There were no objections at all this time. Off we went to Wunderlich Park in Woodside. We have so many  great parks here in Northern California and so many of them are right in our own neighborhood. We had never been to Wunderlich and we absolutely loved it.

Right above the parking you will find the beautiful historic Folger Estate Stable. The kids had a great time watching at the handsome horses. We met a lady who brought her horse out so the kids could see it better and also take a picture with her. Very sweet of her! The girls were so excited.
The stable has a small museum that is open on  Saturdays from 10-4.

Below the stables has lots of trails. We started out on the Alambique trail until it met the Loop Trail that took us back towards the stable and the parking area.
The terrain is a little hilly but easy even for the 8 year old group. The whole round took about 1 hour.
You walk through redwood forest which made me feel like I was far away from home.

A giant burned out tree trunk. Hard to imagine how large the tree must have been many many years ago.

Mossy fence on our way back towards the stables.

I love this beautiful old stone wall next to the stables.

The trail does not allow dogs unfortunately. It is only for hiking and riding. You can make arrangements
to go on a trail ride,  take riding lessons and have a birthday party. 

We had a great time and will be back!

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