If you’re looking for something and would like to get outside for some exercise during the lovely autumn days, visit wonderful Wunderlich County Park offering tree lined trails and a beautiful setting right herein our own cow-munity. It has some great hiking and horse trails as well as the Folger Stables to poke around.
Martin Wunderlich purchased the property in the 1950s from the Folger family. In 1974 he then donated the 900-acre park to the County of San Mateo, to create this special park. Rustic, without much in way of amenities, (there is a bathroom facility in the parking area), it is still a unique resource with beautiful meadows, heart-pounding cardio workout trails and a wonderland of majestic Redwood and Oak trees, gorgeous madrone’s and fragrant laurels.
The trails wind around the park and several lead to Skyline Boulevard, the views are amazing.
The historic stable was completely renovated and authentically restored and they show how equestrian life was 100 years ago. It includes a blacksmith’s shop and antique carriage collection among other features. This is a working stable with some areas open to visitors. You can walk the site and take a short self-guided tour with a map that is offered which includes historic details of the stable as well as other buildings on the grounds. Docent-led tours can be had with reservations on Tuesdays and Thursdays 1 and 2:30p.m. Learn more here.
The park is horse friendly with many of the trails suited for a leisurely ride and the stables do have boarding and riding facilities, which are available through private arrangement. Learn more about the stables history here. You can call for information at 650-851-2660.
Wunderlich Park is open every day of the year including all holidays. It opens daily at 8:00 AM and closing time varies by the time of year. For more information on the park go here.