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Huddart Park - Crystal Springs / Dean Loop, CA

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Difficulty 2 of 5
Distance Round Trip 4.9 miles
Trailhead Elevation 770 feet
Elevation Gain 870 feet
Accumulated Gain 945 feet
Kokopelli Seeds 9.63
Interest Perennial Creek
Dogs not allowed
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Preferred   Mar, Nov, Apr, Feb
Sun  7:15am - 4:52pm
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Huddart Park Trail
0.2 mi away
5.2 mi
1,000 ft
Chinquapin and Crystal Springs Trail
0.3 mi away
7.4 mi
1,300 ft
Purisima Creek Redwoods Loop
1.5 mi away
10.0 mi
1,875 ft
Edgewood / Ridgeview / Sylvan Trails Loop
1.8 mi away
5.0 mi
600 ft
Serpentine Loop Trail
2.0 mi away
4.8 mi
700 ft
Tafoni Sandstone Formation
2.2 mi away
6.0 mi
700 ft
Edgewood Park and Preserve Trail
2.3 mi away
4.5 mi
850 ft
Tafoni Loop - El Corte de Madera Creek
2.3 mi away
6.0 mi
1,500 ft
Pulgas Ridge Open Space Preserve Trails
2.5 mi away
3.0 mi
Wunderlich Park Trail
2.7 mi away
5.5 mi
1,250 ft
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This counter-clockwise loop starts from the Zwierlein Picnic Area on the NE corner of Huddart Park, connecting the Crystal Springs Trail to the Dean Trail. Crystal Springs is a very nicely maintained trail that travels through dense forests of redwood and fir trees, over creeks and up steep ravines for approximately 2.7 miles before intersecting the upper section of the Dean trail. At this junction, prepare for a steady decent on the 2.2 miles back to the ranger station (as the signs read). Of the two trails, Crystal Springs provides a more natural setting since Dean crosses roads, passes through picnic areas and nearby traffic can be heard outside the park. A word of caution: Get a map from the ranger and bring it with you, there are several trails that intersect throughout the park and without a map it's sure to get confusing.

*This description may be the same as the Huddart Park Trail, without any information posted I decided to add a little bit more detail.

HAZ_Hikebot
    WARNING! Hiking and outdoor related sports can be dangerous. Be responsible and prepare for the trip. Study the area you are entering and plan accordingly. Dress for the current and unexpected weather changes. Take plenty of water. Never go alone. Make an itinerary with your plan(s), route(s), destination(s) and expected return time. Give your itinerary to trusted family and/or friends.

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    To access Huddart Park, use Highway 280. Turn off at the Woodside Road (Highway 84) exit. Turn westbound towards Woodside and proceed approximately 1.5 miles through the Town of Woodside. Turn right on Kings Mountain Road. Go up the hill to the main park entrance.
    page created by Booneman on Apr 12 2014 5:25 pm
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