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Clear Your Mind

Best place to walk, jog or ride bikes (slowly 15mph limit). No cars to worry about except the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Ron B
Great place to walk, run or bike

A scenic trail with so much offer. The perfect place to go clear you mind and get a solid workout... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
San Mateo, 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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago 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 2 weeks ago 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 26 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 7 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
Reviewed 22 July 2018

The trail is easy and beautiful. You can move at your own pace and the terrain is nice for strollers and kids. Bring lots of water and make sure you read the sighne

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Markesha T
Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile

This is a nice trail to walk and run with family and friends.. great views, parking is plenty. Total distance one-way is 6mi...

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank 464neld
Reviewed 19 June 2018

Hey Folks, Great hiking trail along Chrystal Springs Reservoir, paved trail and lots of Serenity in the AM before the wind pick up! Great any time of the day! Closed from Sunset to Sunrise!!

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Frank J
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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
8 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.
4 March 2017|
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