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Sawyer Camp Trail, San Mateo

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  • August 10, 2017
    You can join people walking, pushing strollers, biking, running on this beautiful trail next to the reservoir. Sometimes you get to see a bit of wildlife like deer.  more »
  • August 8, 2017
    We have walked/bicycled the Sawyer Road trail from the days where you could still drive along the road. Now it is an asphalt-covered stretch going through the Crystal Springs watershed, where water fr...  more »
  • August 8, 2017
    If you come here early as the morning chill is still in the air and the fog is rolling by, you can easily forget that you are in an urban jungle. Great for walking, running, bicycling, by yourself or ...  more »
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  • April 24, 2017
    Asphalt paved trail for biking, jogging or walking. Mostly flat wide path with benches located along the several mile trail. A couple of restrooms available. Beautiful scenic views, wildflowers and wildlife are all here. On a 5 mile walk, I saw deer, rabbits, ducks, songbirds, hummingbirds, hawks, vultures, squirrels, frogs, a snake, various insects and hundreds of wildflowers.
  • September 29, 2016
    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.
  • January 6, 2017
    Lovely trail with great views. Some benches on the way if you need a breather. Bathrooms available at the start of the trail.
  • September 2, 2016
    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.
  • November 1, 2016
    Paved road, great for winter (after rain) hikes. Saw lots of deer. Really nice trail.

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