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Sawyer Camp Trail, San Mateo

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  • Walk, ride, jog, or just laze--it's a good walk/ride trail. Beautiful water scenes, and decent parking. Beware of the occasional gnats, but you are outdoors... 
  • I have been running for quite a long time and every Saturday morning (rain or shine) my running club would have our semi-long run at Sawyer. Here are some tips for runners, walkers, bicyclists and any...  more »
  • Depending on the day and time you can walk along the path with a view of the hills, greens and water. It is a quiet time to step out of the hustle an bustle of a busy life. There are days when the bic...  more »
  • 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 .