Phleger Estate from Skyline Blvd - Route I
6.7 miles     1400 ft
8 May 2010
Summary

A fully shaded loop through redwoods in Phleger Estate. Almost half the route is next to a creek that has plenty of water after winter rains.

Location: Phleger Estate

Elevation Profile
Trip Planning

Trail Maps

» Official Trail Map: Good map showing various trails.

» 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

The route is well-described here by Tom Mangan.

Section 1: Skyline Trail (0.4 miles) → Lonely Trail (1.9 miles) to reach a junction with Mount Redondo Trail and Raymundo Trail. This section of the hike (Skyline and Lonely) does not have good signs, so you would have to use some intuition and sense of direction.

Section 2: Loop around Mount Redondo Trail (0.8 miles) and Raymundo Trail (1.6 miles) to return to the same intersection.

Section 3: Return by Lonely Trail (1.9 miles) → Skyline Trail (0.4 miles).

Trailhead

Location: along Skyline Blvd, about 0.3 miles north of its intersection with Kings Mountain Road . No street address. Parking area is not visible in Google Maps.

Directions: The trailhead is actually a part of Huddart Park, and it is right across a parking lot and trailhead for Purisima Creek Redwoods Open Space Preserve. It lies on Highway 35 (Skyline Bllvd), three-tenths of a mile north of Kings Mountain Rd and 6.5 miles south of Highway 92.

From Highway 280, take Woodside Rd (Highway 84) exit going west. Turn right on Kings Mountain Road. Turn right on Skyline Blvd (Highway 35). The trailhead for Purisima Creek is about 0.3 miles away. There is parking space for about 10-11 cars.

Google Maps:

Parking Fees: None (last visited: May 2010)

Capacity: About 10 cars may be parked here.

Latitude: 37.430215     Longitude: -122.313441

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