El Corte de Madera Creek

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El Corte de Madera Creek
Country United States
Basin features
Main source San Mateo County, California
River mouth San Gregorio Creek
150 feet (46 m)
Basin size Santa Cruz Mountains
Physical characteristics
Length about 7 miles (11 km)

El Corte de Madera Creek (Spanish for: The Cutting of Wood) is a small river in the Santa Cruz Mountains, San Mateo County, northern California. It is a tributary of San Gregorio Creek.

The creek flows about 7 miles (11 km), from its source in Kings Mountain (37°24′44″N 122°18′40″W / 37.4122°N 122.3110°W / 37.4122; -122.3110 (El Corte de Madera Creek source)) near Skeggs Point on Skyline Boulevard (CA 35), to its confluence with San Gregorio Creek about 2.7 miles east of San Gregorio.

The bulk of El Corte de Madera Creek's upper watershed is in El Corte de Madera Creek Open Space Preserve of the Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District, which features popular hiking and mountain biking trails.

Coordinates: 37°19′04″N 122°20′22″W / 37.3179°N 122.3395°W / 37.3179; -122.3395

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