I have not run at El Corte de Madera Creek Open Space preserve since September so it was definitely time to revisit some of the great trails this park has to offer. I ran for 1:38 and covered around 13.5 miles. It took me some time to find a rhythm, but I had some hop to my stride in the last five miles.
The Preserve is off the western side of Skyline Blvd. and provides a feeling of remoteness and wilderness, especially on the weekdays – the only people I saw were a couple mountain bikers in the last couple minutes of the run. The setting is great with some awesome single track in thick redwood forest, cascading streams, and wildlife. One constant on all the trails in this park is hills!