Crystal Springs and Chinquapin Trails Loop is a 6.9 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Redwood City, CA that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.
Combine two fine loops in one great hike on this route at Huddart County Park west of Woodside. The abundance of redwood forests and mixed evergreens along this route is a stark contrast to the busy picnic areas of the poplar park and the massive sprawl of Silicon Valley just a few miles to the east. You can shorten this hike almost in half by leaving out the loop on Chinquapin Trail and Archery Fire Road, but you'd be missing a great chance for solitude on some of the less-traveled areas of the park.