Hiking around Red Morton Community Park and Edgewood Park in Redwood City, CA







I have been visiting Redwood City in San Francisco Bay Area for quite some time now (for business purpose), but never got chance to explore some of the nearby gems. This time I spent some time to figure out which are some of the interesting places around and how can I plan them. Some of the key names came to me and then I explored what aligns well with my kind of travel and exploration. For one of the days, we planned to walk to Edgewood Park and Redwood Morton Community Park. This blog-post shares about how to plan & what to expect these 2 places, along with some of the unexpected surprises we had and we would also like to explore a few for you by keeping some secrets for you to explore on your way to Edgewood Park from Redwood Morton Community Park. 




Google is a great friend when you are not familiar with the place but knows about key things you have in your list to explore. We started from our hotel in San Carlos and this hotel is almost on the border of Redwood City and San Carlos. First we walked towards Redwood Morton Community Park with the help of Google, although we didn't follow the google-route exactly, as we took turns which seemed interesting from exploration standpoint. Birds of California were also deviating us from our google suggested route. 




We loved walking through the residential areas of San Carlos and then some part of downtown, before we reached Morton Community Park. As we reached the place, we noticed few cyclists and skating enthusiasts roaming around the place. It was around 10am, when we reached the park. There is a designated area for skate enthusiasts to practice some crazy stunts. 


Cyclists were also assembling at a point and it seemed that they had plans to move to some hiking places around the Morton Park. 


We spent some time around the lush green lawns of Redwood Morton Community Park and also clicked some of the birds singing songs around us to keep us engaged with the natural beauty of the place. 


There is an interesting area for kids in Red Morton Community Park. 


We were carrying some snacks with us and had enjoyed them while relaxing around this green place. 


We started walking towards Edgewood Park and now the route took us through some surprising things on the way. As we started climbing up the hill, we start crossing through some of the huge houses on both sides of the road. I would want to call some of them bungalows. Huge houses with plenty of space around them with 3-4 cars parked. Some of them are beautifully located around the hilly terrains with curves private roads.


It was pretty tiring to walk on a sunny day and on the way we also contemplated if we should have chosen Uber/Lyft to reaching the Edgewood Park from Morton Community Park. There are pros and cons of both the approaches. While walking we explored the region well and especially the hilly terrains. If we would have been difficult to familiarize well with this area if we would have chosen to come by uber and probably the route could have been different as well. But while going back, we chose uber and certainly route was different than what we followed while coming to Edgewood Park. 




As we reached the entry gate of the Edgewood Park, we located a place to sit down and have our lunch. We had our lunch packed with us with sufficient water. Edgewood Park has some interesting hikes. You can chose the one which suits best to you in terms of elevation and the time. At the entry of Edgewood Park, you see a map-board which also has paper-maps. You can pick one, decide and start following it. I would recommend to put the map back in the box so that it's reused.


Without going ahead, I would like you to explore Edgewood Park on your own and share with us how did you find it? 

If you liked this post and found it helpful, I would request you to follow these things when traveling -
  1. Manage your waste well and don’t litter
  2. Use dustbins. Tell us if you went to a place and found it hard to locate a dustbin.
  3. Avoid bottle waters in hills. Usually you get clean water in hills and water bottles create lot of mess in our ecosystem.
  4. Say big no to plastic and avoid those unhealthy snacks packed in plastic bags. Rather buy fruits.
  5. Don't play loud blaring music in forests of jungle camps. You are a guest in that ecosystem and disturbing the locals (humans and animals) is not polite

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