This segment currently starts at Highway 92 on the north and runs along the westerly right-of-way of Cañada Road. For the most part it is removed from the traveled way. The northern part of the segment affords views of Upper Crystal Springs Reservoir and communicates with the Belmont trail system, via Sheep Camp Trail. To the south the segment passes a number of interesting destinations including the Pulgas Water Temple, the Filoli Center, the Phleger Estate, and Edgewood County Park. At its south end the segment touches the southern boundary of the Peninsula Watershed, turns westerly, merging with Raymundo Drive and enters Huddart County Park. On the other side of Huddart park it connects to Skyline Trail.
The Crystal Springs Segment is available for use by hikers, joggers, and equestrians, but not bicyclists. However, during the regular county event, Bicycle Sunday, a 2.5-mile segment of Cañada Road between 92 and Edgewood Road is closed to vehicles and bicyclists and other non-vehicle users can enjoy the road that parallels this trail segment.
Restrooms are found near the Pulgas Water Temple.
See the complete Crystal Springs Trail Map.