Long Loop in Coal Creek
5.6 miles     1500 ft
16 Dec 2010
Summary

Pleasant hike through forests and creek crossings.

Location: Coal Creek Open Space Preserve

Elevation Profile
Trip Planning

Trail Maps

» Official Trail Map: Pretty good map showing various trails.

» South Skyline Regional Map by MROSD: Awesome map showing many parks managed by MROSD (Mid-Peninsula Regional Open Space Destrict). Long, interesting routes going through multiple parks can be chalked out using this map.

» Redwoodhikes Trail Map: Great map showing many parks like Purisima Creek, Huddart, Wunderlich, El Corte De Madera, Foothills, Hidden Villa and Rancho San Antonio. Trail maps for individual parks are available online for free. However, the RedwoodHikes map shows the big picture and is helpful for planning hikes that go through multiple parks.

Route

Route in brief: Cloud's Rest Trail (0.4 miles) → Meadow Trail (0.8 miles) → Alpine Rd (0.5 + 0.2 miles) → Crazy Pete's Road (0.5 miles) → Crazy Pete's Trail (0.4 miles) to reach Highway 35. Return via Crazy Pete's Trail (0.4 miles) → Coal Road (0.7 miles) → Crazy Pete's Road (0.3 miles) → Alpine Road (0.2 miles) → Cloud's Rest Trail (0.5 + 0.4 miles).

Notes: About 0.4 miles of Crazy Pete’s Trail and Cloud’s Rest Trail next to Highway 35 are along a paved road, close to residential complexes.

Trailhead

Location: On Highway 35 (Skyline Blvd), 0.6 miles to the east of intersection of Heacox Road and Highway 35, Redwood City, CA 94062 . No street address. Parking area is visible in Google Maps if you zoom in sufficiently.

Google Maps:

Parking Fees: None (last visited: December 2010)

Capacity: About ten cars.

Latitude: 37.324402     Longitude: -122.204230

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