Sweeney Ridge Trail via Sneath Lane

MODERATE 108 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.

hiking
12 days ago

21 days ago

Always great! I would love to see dogs put back on leash when approaching with a dog on leash. I love the view!

hiking
25 days ago

Start in San Bruno, hike to Pacifica, walk along the road (careful no sidewalk), enjoy lunch at the train cafe and hike back! Don't eat too much, it's pretty steep the way back over the ridge! Have seen people tackle the hill with strollers though so it's possible. A great morning/brunch hike! Took around 3.5 hours with the included lunch break midway!

trail running
26 days ago

27 days ago

Not a fan of having the turn-around point being a parking lot.

hiking
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walking
1 month ago

1 month ago

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

hiking
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2 months ago

Love this great trail with wonderful views.

2 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

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

3 months ago

walking
3 months ago