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Sawyer Camp Trail, San Mateo

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4.7/5 based on 75 reviews on the web
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  • Always a great way to get away from the hustle bustle of the day. Beautiful and serene, I escape here from time to time to enjoy nature. 
  • My wife and I walk this paved trail regularly beginning at Crystal Springs Dam. It is paved and relatively flat. (If you want hills, you can begin at the Millbrae entrance and head south). The scenery...  read more »
  • This is a multiuse trail with many many visitors. No dogs are allowed but some think there dog is an exception. Children need to be kept under direct supervision of parents for their own safety as wel...  read 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 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 .
  • Best trail for running. You can complete half marathon by doing to and fro from the Sawyer camp trail and all the way to san andreas trail and back. Mostly flat and slight elevation climb after 4 miles. Excellent view throughout the trail. Regular sprinters will encourage and motivate you to jog/run as well.
  • Easy place to start an out and back run on basic trails, you can do up to 15+ miles if you continue beyond the north entrance to the next trail. I often see deer here and other competitive runners. There is a water fountain on the north side but not the south, so you have to run 6 miles to the one water stop. There are several restrooms along the way, around 0.6 miles, 3 miles, and 6 miles in.
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