Explore the most popular walking trails in Huddart Park with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Beautiful trail, lots of shade

Very dry. There was no wildlife and “crystal springs.” However it was a nice good work out. Finished in about 2.5 hours

A beautiful and relaxed hike that still gets your heart rate up. It took us just more than 2 hours to complete at a leisurely to semi-fast pace with a few stops to catch our breath and take in the views. Prepare for a lot of uphill for the first part of the hike, but the second part is almost only downhill and therefore quite pleasant. Would definetly walk this trail again if I lived nearby.

Nice hike with well maintained trails. Very casual loop hike. Redwood trees are particularly beautiful and the route is almost completely shaded. However, you never get that feeling of completely being out of a suburban area. Bring cash for parking too

Really nice well-kept trail. Quiet and beautiful. Barely saw a soul until close to 10am. We were there at 8! Definitely easy.

Shaded trails, liked it!

Great views and an amazing hike!

Did this exact trail and loved it. Well kept trails. Lots of zig zags. Some parts were moderate but plenty of shade that I didn’t need my hat. Parking has fees and would love to use the picnic tables to have a gathering or just use it for our packed lunch.

Great loop and easy category is correct.

trail running
3 months ago

I did this trail with Bay Trail Runners! Beautiful trail! Plenty of shade and good elevation gains for a challenge.

6 months ago

Fun trail for forest views and a moderate workout. With the recent rains, everything along the trail / road is damp, fresh and smells like you're off in the woods (at least until start hearing cars.) The trail as mapped here starts off going down before kicking into moderate gear and it builds from there with a few solid incline spots near the end. There are plenty of other trails around the park as well making it easy to loop this and get a different view on the return. I'm not much of a trail runner but this one seems ideal for it.

Conditions: Damp but not slick. Overall good shape with plenty of markers to keep on the trail and a few restroom / water spots accessible along the route. If you loop the trail, you can save a few hundred feet of climbing vs an out-and-back though I preferred the forest views on the fireroad.

Gain: There's a fair amount of downhill at the start so expect closer to 2k of total elevation climbing out and back (1750' doing the loop to the parking lot.)

very beautiful and peaceful but a steady uphill climb for close to 2 miles. if I walked it again, I would skip the fire trail and go back the way I came, or at least cut back to the Dean Teail. the fire trail is a very steep, uninteresting route in comparison to the other trails

6 months ago

Great trail! Plenty of shade. Took on this trail during the winter so it was a bit cold. Would love to conquer this trail during the summer. Must be pleasant. Overall: easy trail. Kid friendly.

7 months ago

Another forgotten trail from when i lived close by in HMB.

Nice shaded trail for hot days

$8 entrance.
A lot of picnic tables with grills.
Children playground{small}.
We hiked a 1/4 of the trail {toddler}.
It was mainly shaded with the trees.
All in all, great hike and not busy even on Sat in summer.

We got lost, the signs were unclear, until we finally found dean trail. We understood them by the end and figures out how the loop should have been. Hopefully we do it right next time.

Love this trail, particularly during the week when you barely see a soul. There are some incredible Redwood sections here. $6 to enter and park in the actual park, restrooms and water available.

Monday, July 03, 2017

$6 fee to get into the San Mateo County Part - Huddart Park. Trail is uneventful. Nice up and back. It does not have views (at least not that we got to). And bikes are not allowed on the trail but are allowed in the picnic area in the park, on paved roads. It's a nice walk.

The ranger suggested that driving a little farther away from 280 to either Corte de Madera (a mid peninsula park) or Phleiger Estate (GGNRA) would lead to some better trails.

Wednesday, June 07, 2017

Gentle ascents and declines through a mixed redwood and madrone canopy. Absolutely beautiful. Shade the entire way. I went on a weekday and it was serene; no people. The hardest part is finding the parking area off 35. It's not really a parking area as it is a slightly wider shoulder of the road with room for 3 cars.

This hike was really intense I think it is actually a moderate trail not easy at all

Great hike, but part of Dean Trail closed off due to mud slide.

Not dog-friendly but otherwise great.

trail running
Thursday, April 20, 2017

Crazy steep in some spots, but lots of fun to run! Absolutely beautiful redwood forest. There were some muddy areas when I ran it because of recent floods and mudslides, but nothing insurmountable. I saw a few fire-bellied newts crossing the path early in the morning. I did not have mobile service at the bottom so I had to call an Uber from the top of the mountain.

Monday, December 05, 2016

Great trail

on Chinquapin Trail

Monday, September 12, 2016

I was a little concerned when I first started the hike. It was not easy to locate the trail head and the trail runs along campsites and a road. However, once I got a little way into the trail it became more secluded. The ascent was steady but not too steep. It got my heart rate up without it being overwhelming. It is a nice shaded trail the whole way. My problem was with the descent. I came to a four way intersection that didn't have any of the trails marked. I was a little frustrated. I selected one and went a little way down it and then checked the GPS. I was following along with a previously posted GPS route. I realized pretty quickly it was the wrong trail. This happened a few times. For this reason I will probably skip this in the future. Parking is $6 however, it is nice to have plenty of it. There are also flush toilets with soap and water so that is a plus.

Fun and enjoyable hike. Nice elevations, not too difficult and with some beautiful views.

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

We loved the shaded forest canopy trails at Huddart Park. Very peaceful and not very crowded place to come.

on Richards Fire Road

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

This is not a dog friendly park. Error in listing Richards Road as dog friendly.

Monday, August 10, 2015

Really liked this park. We went on the chinquapin trail once which was a beautiful hike through the trees and very quiet. We also went another time and started at the Zwierlein Picnic area and went on part of the crystal spring trail

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