Dean Trail and Campground Trail

MODERATE 3 reviews
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Dean Trail and Campground Trail is a 3.6 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.

DISTANCE
3.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
770 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

kid friendly

birding

camping

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

no dogs

o get into the San Mateo County Park - Huddart Park Easy-to-moderate look hike provides a shady getaway from festivities at the popular park Huddart County Park west of Woodside, Calif., has popular picnic areas that attract noisy crowds; fortunately the hoots of hollering kids fade into the tweets of singing birds within minutes of hitting the trails. Huddart has a nice mix of redwoods and mixed evergreen forests plus a few expanses of open chaparral. This hike has a just-right mix of shady forest, moderate distance and tolerable ascents. A great one to take the kids on. Trails on this hike: Dean Trail > Crystal Springs Trail > Campground Trail. Huddart has over 24 miles of trails; this hike should be just enough to get you interested in more extended explorations. Crystal Springs Trail is especially scenic, and the Miramontes Trail over to Phleger Estate is always worth a look. Pick up a park map at the entrance kiosk for more ideas. Best times to go: With its abundance of shade, this is a nice all-year park, though summer might be a bit warm. The rest of the year it'll quite comfortable. Spring wildflowers will be memorable.

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$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.