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Best trails in San Francisco Peninsula Watershed

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Looking for a great trail in San Francisco Peninsula Watershed, California? AllTrails has 8 great hiking trails, trail running trails, wild flowers trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Just looking to take a quick stroll? We've got 4 easy trails in San Francisco Peninsula Watershed ranging from 2.7 to 9.6 miles and from 305 to 659 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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Top trails (8)
#1 - Crystal Springs to Pulgas Water Temple
San Francisco Peninsula Watershed
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Length: 5 mi • Est. 2 h 18 m
Crystal Springs to Pulgas Water Temple is a 5 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Belmont, California that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used Show more
#2 - Canada Road Trail
San Francisco Peninsula Watershed
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Length: 7.7 mi • Est. 3 h 27 m
On Sundays, this 3.8 mile section of Cañada Road closes to vehicle traffic between the Filoli entrance and Highway 92, allowing for non-motorized activities including jogging, bicycling, hiking, rolleShow more
#3 - Upper Crystal Springs Reservoir
San Francisco Peninsula Watershed
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Length: 2.9 mi • Est. 1 h 19 m
Upper Crystal Springs Reservoir is a 2.9 mile out and back trail located near San Carlos, California that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walkShow more
#4 - Pulgas Water Temple Area Exploration
San Francisco Peninsula Watershed
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Length: 4.1 mi • Est. 1 h 54 m
The Pulgas Water Temple was built at the terminus of the Hetch Hetchy aqueduct as a monument to the new water system. It's located within the watershed, just south of Crystal Springs reservoir. An insShow more
#5 - Cañada Road Trail
San Francisco Peninsula Watershed
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Length: 9.6 mi • Est. 4 h 19 m
Cañada Road Trail is a 9.6 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Redwood City, California that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiShow more
#6 - Ralston Avenue Bike Trail
San Francisco Peninsula Watershed
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Length: 2.7 mi • Est. 1 h 18 m
This is a paved bicycle, hiking and jogging trail connecting the community of Belmont with the Crystal Springs Trail. It extends from Ralston Avenue interchange with Highway 92 over I-280, across CanaShow more
#7 - Crystal Springs Trail
San Francisco Peninsula Watershed
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Length: 3.9 mi • Est. 1 h 52 m
Crystal Springs Trail is a 3.9 mile out and back trail located near Redwood City, California and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, running, and nature trips.Show more
#8 - Fifield Cahill Ridge Trail [PRIVATE PROPERTY]
San Francisco Peninsula Watershed
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Length: 10.1 mi • Est. 4 h 55 m
NOTE: Reservations required to access this trail. Trained volunteers head excursions three days a week. Local nature lovers can enjoy the rare opportunity to hike, bike, or ride their horses through Show more