Sweeney Ridge Trail via Sneath Lane is a 7.8 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near San Bruno, CA 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.
dogs on leash
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.
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.
Very nice view!
Nice hike, many raspberries to munch on. Need to go back on a sunny day.
San Francisco Outdoor Adventure Meetup does weekly hikes to Sweeney Ridge and sun rise hikes once a month
Awesome; great trail and cool breeze!!!
Good hike, nice views.
It was awesome? Hidden gym of graffiti art and history from WW2
This is the closest trail to my home and I really like it. I enter and exit at Sneath Ln. Go up to the water tank and return. Fantastic views! Some steep and challenging uphills and downhills. Overall this is an awesome hike and also good for running and biking since it has pavement. Some bikes ride very fast in downhills that's a little bit scary.
The trail was very scenic and had some challenging climbs. Parts of the trail were rocky which made footing difficult. We started at Skyline College and made it to the Sundance Nursery, which was a great destination point. Overall, this hike was great!
Awesome! Beautiful views!
Great views of both sides of the peninsula.
Family friendly, spectacular views on a clear day, interesting native plants (including poison oak-beware).
Right above airport/South SF - can see planes taking off.
Top of first ridge - you can see the ocean (Pacifica) and the Bay (South SF).
Second ridge takes you to the Bay Area Discovery Site, or Sneath Lane, or Shelldance Nursery, or Mori Point.
Great hike. 1st 1.7 miles uphill (paved) then you can add on more mileage by hiking several trails on the top of the hill. I used this as my weekly training hill after breaking my ankle to strength the ankle and get use to some elevation.
Fantastic views of SFO (watch planes taking off/landing), and Pacifica at the top!