Sweeney Ridge Trail via Sneath Lane

MODERATE 100 reviews

Sweeney Ridge Trail via Sneath Lane is a 7.8 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near San Bruno, California that features beautiful wild flowers. The trail is rated as moderate offers a number of activity options. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

7.8 miles 1712 feet Out & Back

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

views

wild flowers

wildlife

Explores the wonders of Sweeny Ridge. The Ridge trail offers excellent views of the Pacific Ocean and the San Andreas Reservoir. Of the three different approaches to Sweeney Ridge, the gently ascending paved trail from Sneath Lane is the most forgiving. You may have to share the trail with an occasional cyclist, but you'll appreciated the views over the eastern side of the peninsula as you climb including the long expanse of San Andreas Lake. 1.7 miles later you'll be atop Sweeney Ridge, deciding whether to hike north for just under a mile to the Nike missile base, or to take a short walk to the Portola discovery site. The trailhead is located at the end of Sneath Lane which is accessed directly from Skyline Boulevard.

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16 days ago

Moderate difficulty with very nice views. Many dog encounters, my dog was very happy.

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1 month ago

Love this great trail with wonderful views.

hiking
1 month ago

The beginning is a moderate incline climb, then evens out. Cool views from the top in both clear and foggy days.

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hiking
4 months ago

The only detractors are the graffiti and the whole trail being paved. Good workout on the climbs and the history was very interesting. Very little trash. A few people don't clean up being their dogs, but it wasn't bad. Saw less than 10 people in three hours up there. Lots of rabbits, chipmunks and birds. I'd love to do it again when the weather is better for pics.