Best trails in San Mateo Canyon Wilderness, California

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Looking for a great trail in San Mateo Canyon Wilderness, California? AllTrails has 18 great hiking trails, trail running trails, views 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. Ready for some activity? There are 9 moderate trails in San Mateo Canyon Wilderness ranging from 2.9 to 16.2 miles and from 672 to 2,854 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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Map of trails in San Mateo Canyon Wilderness, California
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39,413 acres
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Top trails (18)
#1 - Sitton Peak Truck Trail
San Mateo Canyon Wilderness
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Length: 10.0 mi • Est. 4 h 45 m
Parking is located directly across the Ortega Oaks Candy Store in the San Juan Loop parking lot. You will need an Adventure Pass ($35 for an annual pass, $5 for a daily pass per vehicle) in order to park in the lot. The Bear Canyon Loop trailhead begins a few yards west of the candy store. Show more
#2 - Bear Ridge and Sitton Peak Loop Trail
San Mateo Canyon Wilderness
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Length: 10.0 mi • Est. 5 h 9 m
#3 - Tenaja Falls
San Mateo Canyon Wilderness
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Length: 1.5 mi • Est. 49 m
#4 - Fishermans Camp via Tenaja Falls Trailhead
San Mateo Canyon Wilderness
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Length: 4.3 mi • Est. 2 h 2 m
#5 - Bear Canyon Loop Trail to Pigeon Spring
San Mateo Canyon Wilderness
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Length: 6.1 mi • Est. 3 h 12 m
#6 - Morgan Trail
San Mateo Canyon Wilderness
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Length: 10.3 mi • Est. 4 h 59 m
#7 - Tenaja Trail
San Mateo Canyon Wilderness
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Length: 4.7 mi • Est. 2 h 21 m
#8 - Tenaja Trail
San Mateo Canyon Wilderness
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Length: 3.6 mi • Est. 1 h 58 m
#9 - San Mateo Peak via Morgan Trail
San Mateo Canyon Wilderness
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Length: 4.7 mi • Est. 1 h 53 m
#10 - Fisherman's Camp Loop and Tenaja Falls
San Mateo Canyon Wilderness
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Length: 6.4 mi • Est. 3 h 13 m
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