SAN FRANCISCO HIKING CLUB

HUDDART PARK

  • 09/30/2018
  • 8:30 AM
  • under the Safeway sign at Market & Dolores

Leader:  KATHY DIAMOND

Leader Email:  kdcsmbio@gmail.com

Leader Phone:  650-740-9849

Meeting TIME & PLACE:  8:30am under the Safeway sign at Market & Dolores.  Depart 8:45.

Rating Level-3

Mileage:  8

Elevation Gain:  1500'

Description:  Nestled in the Santa Cruz Mountains between the tony town of Woodside and Phleger Estate, Golden Gate National Recreation Area’s southernmost park, Huddart is a primeval paradise. Amid the majestic groves of coastal redwoods and Douglas fir are forests of tanoak, madrone, California laurel, with sword fern and redwood sorrel sheltering its abundant banana slug population. Higher up are sunny chaparral areas and their native plants of manzanita, chamise, and chaparral pea. Keep an eye out for bobcats, coyotes, and gray foxes. The hike begins along swiftly flowing West Union Creek before climbing Crystal Springs Tr through lush McGarvey Gulch to Skyline Tr, then descends Chinquapin and Dean Trails to the trailhead. Sorry, no dogs.

Bring / Wear:  lunch, water, layers, hat, sturdy shoes, and sunscreen.

Rain Policy:  Canceled in event of heavy rain.

Driving Distance:  36.5 miles

Total of Bridge Tolls and Entry Fees: $6

Carpooling Cost:  9.00

Alternate Meeting Place #1:  9:30am at Huddart Park, Zwierlein picnic area. I-280 S to Exit 25 (Hwy 84 / Woodside Rd), and right onto Woodside Rd. 1.5 miles west, then right onto Kings Mountain Rd. Proceed 2.1 miles to park entrance on right, then follow signs to Zwierlein picnic area. https://www.google.com/maps/place/1310+Kings+Mountain+Rd,+Redwood+City, +CA+94062/@37.4354963,-122.2935414,17z .

Alternate Meeting Time #1:   9:30AM

Alternate Meeting Place #2:  <DESCRIBE, IF APPROPRIATE>

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