“This pleasant trail climbs through redwoods toward Skyline Boulevard.”
— Miguel Vieira
From the Richards Road Trail
, the Crystal Springs Trail cross McGarvey Gulch and climbs toward the Zwierlein Picnic Area. From there it heads northwest and intersects with the Dean Trail
and then descends to cross McGarvey Gulch Creek again over two bridges. Climb again, passing junctions with the Chaparral Trail
and the Canyon Trail
. Cross under a power line right-of-way, then pass two turn-offs for the Toyon Group Camps. Cross the Campground Trail
- actually a dirt road - and then cross the power line right-of-way again. Pass the turn-off for the Dean Trail
and continue climbing until you reach Summit Springs Trail
- another dirt road.
Flora & Fauna
Redwood, Douglas-fir, hadron, tanoak, and coast live oak in the forests. Manzanita and toyon in the chaparral.