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Breathtaking views for a walk or a bike ride

I used to come here to do my marathon training. Great views of the reservoir on the 6 mile hike... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Kalvin S
Beautiful easy walk...

a beautiful place for a walk, path is paved with a good surface with beautiful views. couldn't hear... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Rae H
San Jose, California
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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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Reviewed 5 days 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 4 weeks ago

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 12 February 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 15 January 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 15 January 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 4 January 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
Reviewed 19 December 2018

This is a beautiful, well maintained trail that I have run and hiked many times. It's paved which is either good or bad depending on your shoes and the condition of your joints. It also can crowded near the entrances. Wildlife can often be seen...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank John H
Reviewed 25 September 2018

I appreciate that this trail does not allow dogs as I am afraid of dogs and don't like being charged. I can relax and enjoy my walk here not having to worry about that. I also like that the park ranger has a regular appearance...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank ProvidingFeedback07
Reviewed 6 August 2018

I found this trail when I first moved to the area and did not tire of it for the 9 years I lived there! Great trail, easy to get to, yet you feel like you are miles away. Good elevation change at the end (...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Jeannie B
Reviewed 26 July 2018

A beautiful walk with views overlooking the reservoir, and a nice place to do some California birding. Beautiful in the early morning.

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Mark W
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Stephanie C
19 May 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
7 March 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.
3 March 2017|
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