From: Sprig Recreation Area entrance
To: Old Mt. Madonna Road
On an uphill trip from Sprig Recreation Area trailhead to redwood summit, you’ll gain 1230 feet and take in excellent views of southern Santa Clara County and the inner Coast Range mountains. The wide service road skirts an intermittent creek, crosses boulder-strewn grasslands, swings through chaparral and scrub-oak forest, and finishes in a cool, steep-sided redwood canyon. Before you reach the redwood-forested Loop Trail, the southeast-facing trail is mostly in sun.