San Francisco: Huddart-Phleger Redwood Loop

This mild 4-miler won't wear you out as it winds through coastal redwoods and parallels a quiet, shady creek in Huddart County Park.
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This mild 4-miler won't wear you out as it winds through coastal redwoods and parallels a quiet, shady creek in Huddart County Park.

Trail Facts

  • Distance: 4.3

Waypoints

HPL001

Location: 37.4397811889648, -122.292098999023

From kiosk, head NNW on trail toward Phleger Estate

HPL002

Location: 37.4408187866211, -122.291786193848

Straight @ T with Bay Tree Trail

HPL003

Location: 37.4414176940918, -122.290985107422

L @ T onto Crystal Springs Trail

HPL004

Location: 37.4431343078613, -122.292098999023

Straight @ T with Dean Trail; watch for mtn. bikers on switchbacks

HPL005

Location: 37.4441184997559, -122.295196533203

Go straight @ McGarvey Gulch Creek; follow signs to Phleger

HPL006

Location: 37.4445152282715, -122.294334411621

Cross bridge; then go L @ 3-way onto Richard's Road Trail (fire road)

HPL007

Location: 37.4448661804199, -122.292747497559

R onto Miramontes Trail (to Phleger) along West Union Creek

HPL008

Location: 37.4483833312988, -122.293884277344

See giant felled redwood (about 20 ft. in diameter) on L

HPL009

Location: 37.4492683410644, -122.295066833496

Bear R @ Y

HPL010

Location: 37.4517517089844, -122.303619384766

Turn around @ 5-way; take Miramontes Trail back to WPT 7 and bear L onto Richard's Road Trail

HPL011

Location: 37.4444007873535, -122.293632507324

Continue straight on Richard's Road Trail through 3-way with Crystal Springs Trail

HPL012

Location: 37.4421157836914, -122.28816986084

Detour: L @ 3-way for 100-yd. loop spur to grove with dozens of redwoods up to 80 feet tall. Turn L to return to Richard's Road Trail

HPL013

Location: 37.4416656494141, -122.287933349609

Bear R @ Y onto Crystal Springs Trail; short 70-ft. ascent ahead

HPL014

Location: 37.4415512084961, -122.290397644043

L @ 4-way; follow Crystal Springs Trail to close loop @ WPT 3; return to car