Short Loop in Huddart from Skyline Blvd
4.4 miles     1000 ft
9 Sep 2012
Summary

A relaxed walk amid second growth redwoods.

Location: Huddart County Park

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
From Skyline Blvd trail head, enter Huddart Park and follow Skyline Trail (0.15 miles) → left on Chinquapin Trail (1.8 miles) → left on Dean Trail (0.7 miles) → left on Crystal Springs Trail (0.8 miles) → right on a short connector trail → left on Richards Road Trail (0.3 miles) → left on Skyline Trail (0.65 miles).

Notes: The entire route is gently graded and shaded by tall trees. At the point where Chinquapin Trail runs very close to Archery Fire Road, the two trails actually intersect and there are no signs.

Photos
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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