Big Springs Trail bay view
From the Quarry picnic area parking lot, begin the trail on the right side of the picnic area. At the first junction, continue onto Quarry Trail, bearing right along a gentle uphill slope.
Continue up through the grassy hillside along Quarry Trail, to a four way junction with Big Springs Trail.
Here you traverse onto Big Springs Trail, bearing upward and to your right, continuing along in the same general direction. After a short climb, you reach a trail leveling.
At this POI, the San Francisco Bay is showing behind you as you continue along. Big Springs trail then ascends a bit more.
After this, the trail descends gradually downhill, mostly through a mix of pine trees and evergreens. Pass a Eucalyptus tree grove as you continue down. The trail merges again with Quarry trail near the bottom of the hill. Here, exit the trail across a small parking area.