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Sawyer Camp Trail, San Mateo

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  • When you see this amazing paved trail, you won’t believe it’s minutes from the freeway, the downtowns of several cities and thousands of homes. But whether you start from the north in Millbrae or the ...  more »
  • I walk this trail at least once a week, sometimes more. There are two entrances but the southern end is more popular. No matter which season of the year you go, the Crystal Springs Lake is beautiful! ...  more »
  • Feel the energy of folks running or walking. Enjoy the beauty of the greenery, water and wildlife. Catch up with a friend or just find time to focus on you... doing something that is good for you in s...  more »
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  • The view of the water is very lovely, thought the barbed wire fence that separates it from the trail is a bit of an eye sore. Very mild elevation, well kept asphalt path (for the first 3 miles; after that it gets a little chunky), and a good array of wild life. Parking is... A little less than ideal (limited street parking), but the trail itself is easy enough to get to.
  • I enjoy jogs/runs in this spot. Running along the trail overlooking the reservoir water is such a relaxing experience. Sometimes if you go there in the early morning you might catch some fog. Reminds me of a scene from the movie Excalibur where you mythical creatures live and true magic still exist !
  • This is one of my favorite trails. It's well managed, there are restrooms along the path and the scenery is fantastic. My only gripe are the cyclists who think they are competing in the Tour De France and speeding by at speeds that could cause a very bad accident. Whatch out folks.
  • 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 (since 2010) 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.
  • Scenic all the way with water views, trees on both sides and deers. Its about 10 miles roundtrip, took us 3.5 hours and a moderate hike. Its all road and there's no way you can slip. Its not steep as well.

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