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Sawyer Camp Trail, San Mateo

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  • A great way to enjoy an amazing walk with beautiful views and simple path. Always favorite place to get out and mindlessly walk in nature.  more »
  • An easy, flat and paved walk along Crystal Springs Reservoir. Park at either trail head and walk as far as you want along water views, trees and pastures, various wildlife and some historic structures...  more »
  • If you are training for 1/2 marathon or marathon, you can run for 10+ miles without stopping. It's great for walking as well. Beautiful views of the mountains and large lake. A must try for serious (o...  more »
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  • Great place to walk or bike away from car traffic. Trail gets steeper near the San Andreas lake dam. Can connect to the San Andreas trail at Hillcrest and 280 for an even longer walk/ride. The first mile or so of the San Andreas trail is unpaved and closed to bikes so bikers have to cross under the freeway to the east and then back under the freeway again at the next crossing. There is a sidewalk beside that road so you don't have to mix with the cars coming on and off the freeway.
  • Beautiful trail. Just don't stay after dark unless you're not afraid of bats! Hahaha
  • This is a pretty trail for biking or jogging. Mostly flat with a small hill at the north end of the trail. The trail used to be very popular and crowded on weekends, but construction over the last several years closed the main road to the southern trailhead and also closed the main parking lot. Now days, the trail is far less crowded. Construction is supposed to take several more years. If you're biking to the trail, watch out for construction trucks on weekdays on Crystal Springs Road.
  • Beautiful paved road hike. It can get pretty packed on weekends, but there's always plenty of room on the trail. It's more exposed (sun) early but becomes covered after a mile or so. You'll see lots of families here on weekends.
  • amp sawyer Trail in last week of my stay, Saket came from Taiwan and we had gone to pick up from Airport. Midway he suggested to have this trail. It is around 15 minute by road from International airport. and it was an indeed marvelous trail all along lower crystal spring reservoir. It was an blue sky in afternoon and that whole water in the reservoir was deep blue and as we walked it gave us various shades of blue and you fall in love with that blue sky and blue water separated by a green hill (the google map labelled it as rancho corral de tierra). It is such a soothing view to eyes that you can visualize in an act of meditation. it is popular cycle track and you need to see that we give them way to cycle "Sawyer Camp Trail is a popular six mile (10 km) trail located in the San Andreas Fault rift valley in San Mateo County, California near Hillsborough and the San Mateo Highlands. Approximately 300,000 people use the trail every year. It provides excellent views of San Francisco Peninsula's Crystal Springs Watershed. The trail is managed by San Mateo County and totally surfaced in asphalt. There is considerable biodiversity along the trail due to the variation in habitat and the presence of serpentine soils. In particular the plant communities of Northern coastal scrub, grassland and California oak woodland are present. the proper name of the trail is Camp Sawyer Trail. not Sawyer Camp Trail" from wikipedia It is well protected as it is drinking water supply to SFO and around. We reached our home thanking saket for getting on a trail while coming back from SFO Airport .