Crystal Springs to Lonely Trail Loop is a 8.8 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Redwood City, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Horses are also able to use this trail.
This gravel surface trail is the only trail that travels from the top of the park to the bottom. The moderately challenging trail features Redwood, Madrone and Oak trees. Horses are welcome.
I agree 100% with Olaf. 2hr of nice run !
Nice loop if you like trees more than viewpoints. Some good climbs for testing your heart rate. Ran through the loop in two hours with easy to moderate intensity.
It was a spectacular lots of cool pic spots and shaded most of the way.
Be sure to bring cash for parking, it helps the Rangers and also makes sure you don't have to drive back down the road. It is an average hike nothing to spectacular about it, but it is good if you are looking for a trail that is easier to navigate and feel safe if you are hiking solo. I felt like there were some really cool rock and moss areas on the trail, but that is often seen in Redwood hiking areas.
The hike is rather boring, just lots and lots of trees. However, the picnic area is very nice, with some easy hikes nearby suitable for kids.
Fun trail for locals. Easy hiking for kids. Great for trail running. I wouldn't come out of my way to this trail. If you are visiting the area hike Purisma off of Skyline to Halfmoon Bay.