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Sweeney Ridge Trail

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Super great views and a nice hike not too far off beaten path.

This was a good workout for me and my husband while visiting family in the area. The weather was... read more

Reviewed June 19, 2018
See where Portola discovered San Francisco Bay in 1769, 80 years before the gold rush!

This is a great place for a two hour hike, where from a single vantage point, you can see so many... read more

Reviewed March 25, 2018
Jon H
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Reviewed June 19, 2018

This was a good workout for me and my husband while visiting family in the area. The weather was perfect for us in December and we got some really nice views of the coast and the city.

1  Thank Dixiebliss
Reviewed March 25, 2018 via mobile

This is a great place for a two hour hike, where from a single vantage point, you can see so many important features: San Francisco bay, the Pacific coast, the Farallon islands (on a clear day), San Andreas Lake, Mount Diablo, San Pedro Rock (near...More

2  Thank Jon H
Reviewed December 24, 2017

A friend told me about this hidden gem, a former road which is now closed to the public, but makes for easy hiking. What's amazing is that the SF Bay is on one side of the ridge, and then the Pacific Ocean is on the...More

2  Thank JenTravels808
Reviewed April 26, 2017

This trail is 12 miles RT. From the south end of the trail in San Mateo, it's flat til mile 4.5, then a steep climb to mile 6. Beautiful and scenic with view of the reservoir. Can often see deer family off the trail. Can...More

1  Thank francesls2016
Reviewed April 4, 2017

One of the best short and comfortable hiking routes. It may take about 40-60 minutes if you go up rigorously to the ridge, where you can see both the bay and Pacific ocean at the same time. If you continue to head to the north,...More

1  Thank Phil Y
Reviewed January 17, 2017

You can catch the trail that goes tothe top of the mountain , a couple of blocks North of Nick's. The trail is fairly steep but you are well rewarded once you reach the top. There is a hidden beach there. Pretty tough climbing down...More

1  Thank execsrch
Reviewed October 17, 2016

There are several trailheads from which to reach the main Sweeney Ridge trail; the gate at the top of Fassler Avenue, The trailhead behind Shell Dance nursery of of Hwy. 1 just north or Reina Del Mar, The Skyline College Parking lot and Off of...More

1  Thank Eddie R
Reviewed August 22, 2016

If you are like me, you like hiking. Sometimes you like hiking uphill and sometimes you like great views. Sweeney Ridge gives you both with many options to do 8 miles or more, through hikes, down and backs and hikes with either or both Bay...More

1  Thank pmostsf
Reviewed July 23, 2016

We did a short hike on the Sweeney Ridge Trail. We found the trail when we were visiting the local orchid place called Shelldance Orchid Gardens. There is an entrance point to the trail from the parking lot. We took a short walk on the...More

1  Thank mini
Reviewed July 13, 2016

Everything is miniaturized up her on the ridge. Because of the high winds the lupins and California poppies are doll-house sized and you may see the rare Mission Blue butterfly, another tiny treasure.

1  Thank Yvonne L
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