Begin from the parking lot off of Portola Road. Walk to the right-most trailhead, clearly marked as Betsy Crowder Trail. It is the narrowest trail option, and although it is the newest trail, it has some erosion ruts as it leaves the meadow – be careful. This trail ends at Spring Ridge Trail; take Spring Ridge Trail to the left. Spring Ridge Trail meets Meadow Trail, which you should take to the left. This trail passes you by the Sausal Pond, which there are two small trails to (the second is easier to navigate). The route is a loop and ends where you began; head right to enter the parking lot.