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January 24, 2015
Huddart County Park / Phleger Estate
San Mateo County
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HUDDART COUNTY PARK / Phleger Estate
January 24, 2015
Host: Mark K

Huddart County Park

The Place

The forested slopes and steep, cool canyons of these two parks offer a variety of terrain. The majestic coast redwoods provide a cool, well-shaded environment. Here sword fern and redwood sorrel provide luxuriant cover for large, yellow banana slugs that inch slowly on their way. The mixed evergreen forest, which covers most of the park. Here trees, such as tanbark oak, madrones, California laurel, coast live oak, and Douglas fir are dominant. Beneath the trees are many shrubs, including sticky monkey flower, wild lilac, toyon, wood rose, and poison oak. Brilliant wildflowers, such as western hound's tongue, indian warrior, and fremont's star lily (zygadene lily) are found along with the graceful wood fern.

Huddart County Park

Walking the Walk

Level: 3 - Miles: 7.2 - Elevation: 1,200 ft

We will walk up Crystal Springs trail to the Crystal Springs (CS06) trailhead as it enters into Huddart Park. Heading west we will follow Crystal Springs trail into Huddart Park. After crossing West Union Creek we will turn right onto Richards Road and follow it to Miramontes Trail. Right on Miramontes Trail brings into the Phleger Estate. From there we follow Mt. Redondo trail, turning right on Raymundo trail. We will have lunch and the meeting in a redwood grove next to West Union Creek before returning via Miramontes trail, Richards Road and Crystal Springs Trail.

Huddart Count Park

Know Before You Go:

Winter hikes in Northern California can be rainy and cool. Water resistant hats and coats are recommended. Dress in layers as hiking can generate body heat but it can be cool especially when eating and during the meeting. Bring a ground cloth or light weight chair for sitting during the meeting. There is no drinking water furnished along the trail. Two liters are recommended.

Directions:

Take I-280 N to Woodside Rd in Woodside. Take the Woodside Rd/State Route 84 exit from I-280 N. Turn left onto Woodside Road then go to stop sign (.7mi), Slight right onto Cañada Road go 1.3 miles, Turn left onto Runnymede Rd (.7) to parking. This is not the main entrance to Huddart Part. It is the Crystal Springs entrance to Huddard Park.

We will park and gather to start the hike at the junction of Runnymede and Raymundo Roads

Drive time 35 minutes, There is no parking fee & Sorry but dogs are not allowed at this one

Huddart County Park



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