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Great place for an easy hike. Gorgeous views of the Crystal Springs reservoir and watershed area... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Arlington, Virginia
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Great paved trail.

Views of lake from the entire trail. Wildflowers are out (late March - Early April), including... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Alan P
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Tree-shaded trail stretching 12 miles.
Skyline Blvd & Crystal Springs Rd, San Mateo, CA 94401, San Mateo, CA
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All reviews crystal springs reservoir beautiful scenery half mile bike ride beautiful walk own pace great hiking wild turkeys total distance mile hike deer eating great place to walk mountain lion mid week all ages great for kids peaceful place
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Great place for an easy hike. Gorgeous views of the Crystal Springs reservoir and watershed area. It can get busy especially weekends. But after about a half mike it thins out.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Vamama924
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Views of lake from the entire trail. Wildflowers are out (late March - Early April), including Indian Warrior and Douglas Iris. Stay on the wide paved trail and avoid the abundant poison oak. Keep right!!!

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Alan P
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Sawyer Camp Trail is one of my favorite trails on the Peninsula. An easy, paved walk on gently sloping hills, the trail is a perfect fit for just about anyone from cyclists and runners to moms with little ones or even strollers. The trail offers...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Amy B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Small nice place to visit and relax or take photos . Good for family or solo or with teens . Couples can take nice photos and family photos are great also.

Date of experience: March 2019
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I used to come here to do my marathon training. Great views of the reservoir on the 6 mile hike. Great for kids who want to ride a bike but stay off the streets where they may get hit by a car with a driver...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Kalvin S
Reviewed February 21, 2019

a beautiful place for a walk, path is paved with a good surface with beautiful views. couldn't hear any of the traffic from the 280. was there midweek so had no problem finding parking near the trailhead.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Rae H
Reviewed February 12, 2019

We walk here every week and always enjoy the views no matter what type of weather. We always see lots of deer eating along the paved path. Sometimes we see wild turkeys, hawks. The trail goes for 6 miles and is marked for every half...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Rosalie G
Reviewed January 15, 2019

Best place to walk, jog or ride bikes (slowly 15mph limit). No cars to worry about except the parking near the trailhead gets crowded. There are bathroom facilities available and some water. Great views of Crystal Springs Reservoir and the dam.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Ron B
Reviewed January 15, 2019 via mobile

A scenic trail with so much offer. The perfect place to go clear you mind and get a solid workout. You will not ever be disappointed.

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed January 4, 2019 via mobile

All the ways with nice views. Really beautiful scenery. Toilets and benches available in the right spot. There are shades and sunshine. Suitable for all age

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Jeff5856
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Stephanie C
May 18, 2018|
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Response from 415Mark650 | Reviewed this property |
There is cell service. Even though the trail seems rural and remote, it is actually not that far from civilization. Just feels that way
March 7, 2017|
Response from Bob M | Reviewed this property |
The bridge is currently undergoing replacement. Latest info on the project has a winter 2017 end date.
March 3, 2017|
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