Phleger Estate and Huddart Park via Lonely Trail

  • February 16, 2013 · 9:00 AM
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HIKE DESCRIPTION:  Phleger Estate and Huddart Park are both pretty second growth redwood forests.

The hike will start at the Zwierlein picnic area in Huddart park.  We'll hike the Crystals Spring Trail to the Spur Trail to Richard's Road Trail to the Miramontes Trail which will put us into Phleger Estate.  We will continue on the Miramontes Trail to the Mount Redondo Trail to the Lonely Trail up to Skyline Blvd; then we'll re-enter Huddart Park and hike back down to the Zwierlen picnic area by way of Richard's Road Trail to the Crystal Springs Trail to the Dean Trail stopping at Mc Garvey flat for lunch then continuing on the Dean Trail to the Zwierlen picnic area.  The hike will be 8 miles with approximately 1900 feet total elevation gain.  Most of the elevation gain is in the first half of the hike and is somewhat relentlessly up.  It is shaded most of the  way.  This is a moderately strenuous hike and should take 4-5 hours.

DIRECTIONS:When coming to Huddart from the north (San Francisco ) or the south (San Jose), use Highway 280. Take the Woodside Road (Highway 84) exit. Turn westbound (towards Woodside). Proceed approximately 1.5 miles through Woodside. Turn right onto Kings Mountain Road. Proceed up the hill on Kings Mountain Road approximately 2.1 miles to the Huddart Park entrance on the right (at .8 miles from Woodside Road you need to veer to the right to stay on Kings Mountain Road).

There is a $6.00 fee per car to get into Huddart Park.  You pay the fee at the ranger's kiosk or, if no one is in the kiosk, just past the kiosk on the right is a self-serve pay area.

Once you pass the ranger's kiosk go straight through the first stop sign toward Zwierlein Area.  Take the next right towards Zwierlein Area, then just before the restroom is a parking lot for the Zwierlein Trailhead.  We'll meet at this parking lot at 9:00 a.m.

For a map of Huddart Park click on "Park Map" at http://www.co.sanmateo.ca.us/portal/site/parks/menuitem.f13bead76123ee4482439054d17332a0/?vgnextoid=407bc8909231e110VgnVCM1000001d37230aRCRD&cpsextcurrchannel=1#Directions

And there's a map of Phleger Estate at http://www.nps.gov/goga/planyourvisit/upload/map-phes.pdf

CAR POOL: I will be coming from the North so you will need to figure out the car pool location if you are coming from the South.  The Arastradero Park and Ride works well.

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  • Mary H.

    Great hike, Monica, and outstanding weather. I enjoyed talking and walking with everyone! Thanks for a lovely outing, M.

    February 20, 2013

  • jane b.

    ...and more thanks to Monica for choosing such lovely trails, loaning a hiking pole, and leading the adventure...missed Marcia...hope the fix was easy...Jane B.

    February 17, 2013

  • jane b.

    I enjoyed the hike so much and am especially happy to hear that my hat has been found. Thanks, Jane M., and thanks Dawn and Becky for driving up to Skyline for another look. Please leave me a [masked]...Blossom Hill Rd. near Union Ave., Los Gatos. Thanks...Jane Bishop

    February 16, 2013

  • Jane M.

    Has anyone lost a Columbia hat? It is exactly the same as mine and I must have picked it up by mistake.

    February 16, 2013

    • Jane M.

      O no! Do you know where she lives? I could drop it off tomorrow.

      February 16, 2013

    • Monica

      Thank you, Jane, for finding Jane's hat!

      February 16, 2013

  • Chau

    Hi Jane (Matheson). Poor Jane (Bishop) was looking for her hat all over the place ! I am sure she will be relieved knowing that you have it. Funny.

    February 16, 2013

  • Frank

    Perfect for a good work out going up, and nice cruse back down...

    February 16, 2013

  • Monica

    Thanks, Ronen for saving the day! Thanks everyone for joining - great hike! Sorry that your car broke down and you couldn't make it Marcia - I hope all is well!

    February 16, 2013

  • Maria

    Another great hike!

    February 16, 2013

  • Anne N

    work call

    February 16, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I am coming by myself now. Dear friend had to cancel.

    February 15, 2013

  • Das (Narendra D.

    Thanks Monica, Dawn ! Glad to be back :) See you tomorrow !

    February 15, 2013

  • Barb H.

    Sorry, I am having to make a trip home. Will see you in a few weeks.

    February 14, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Waiting for my orthodics to arrive so I can do a more strenuous hike!

    February 14, 2013

  • Monica

    Glad you made it. Most people get in as some cancel closer to the hike.

    1 · February 10, 2013

  • Maria

    Yay! I'm in! :). Looking forward to it!

    February 10, 2013

  • Maria

    I had such a nice time today I'd like to get on the waiting list for this hike, but can't see how. Operator error? :P Help!

    February 9, 2013

  • Monica

    Welcome back Das!

    February 5, 2013

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