Looking for a great trail in San Pedro Valley County Park, California? AllTrails has 7 great hiking trails, trail running trails, walking 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 3 easy trails in San Pedro Valley County Park ranging from 1.9 to 4.6 miles and from 131 to 1,056 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!

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wild flowers

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Hours: Opens at 8AM every day. Closing times vary by season: December - February: 5:00 P.M. March (before Daylight Savings Time starts) : 6:00 P.M. March (after Daylight Savings Time starts): 7:00 P.M. April - August 8:00 P.M. September (through Labor Day): 8:00 P.M. September (beginning the day after Labor Day): 7:00 P.M. October (first week[s] of October): 7:00 P.M. October (last three weeks of October): 6:00 P.M. November (before Daylight Saving Time ends): 6:00 P.M. November (after Daylight Saving Time ends): 5:00 P.M.

hiking
rocky
1 month ago

Steady up and steady down. On a hot day you can see the entire Bay Area. On a hot day you can also get a sunburn. Note that there isn’t anywhere to sit at the top and rest really. A few benches along the way with great views however.

hiking
1 month ago

Specifically chose one of hottest days of year to do this hike so there would be no fog. #47 in Jane Huber's book. At times I could see the following - Mt Diablo, sutro tower, golden gate bridge, Mt Tam and the farallones. Pretty impressive. steady but relatively easy climb. Views of Bay, half moon bay, and south bay at top. noise from SFO a constant reminder that you aren't far from civilization. wind a reminder that you aren't that big. thumbs up.

hiking
1 month ago

i have revised my rating to 2 because I got poison oak. Gorgeous views. Lots of wildflowers. Fabulous Eucalyptus forest at the top that you walk through. Did counter clockwise. Walked 1.75 miles up, which is exactly what I like. BUT, I didn’t love the mostly narrow, single lane path with the dozen or so hikers or runners that I needed to pass by. Made me feel like I was on a well traveled versus less traveled path. Also, the path itself (while often narrow-ish) is a bit overgrown and not completely flat as water must run down the middle of it when it rains. Both sides of the path are lined with a lot of poison oak. Make sure you have on long pants and socks, and shower and wash clothes immediately after the hike. I don’t want to discourage anyone from enjoying this hike - if they aren’t allergic to poison oak - as it really is pretty.. This trail doesn’t allow bikes or pets, only hikers & runners.

on Hazelnut Trail

hiking
1 month ago

lots of switchbacks, cool views. part of it on a paved trail.

hiking
blowdown
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

This was a nice and easy hike. Great views and lots of trees and flowers along the way. $6 to park even without a ranger at the entrance booth. You put your money in these small envelopes, note your VIN and license plate number on it, put the stub/receipt portion on your dash, and drop the envelope in the bin up front. Make sure that when you get to the view bench on the trail overlooking Linda Mar Beach, that you continue up Brooks Trail to get closer to the falls. Instead, we headed to the right, down the Montara Mountain trail which took us back to the parking lot. Although this was a nice trail, it took us away from the falls. Make a left at the bench instead to get to the falls and walk down along Trout Farm trail!

hiking
1 month ago

Great hike , nice steady up hill . A little muddy from the recent rain . 6$ to park, I just parked down the hill on the rows for free .

good amount of up and down, lovely spring wildflowers along the way. great views from the top.

hiking
3 months ago

Good and short - benches along the way - views are good

on Hazelnut Trail

hiking
3 months ago

Great amount of elevation for a 2-hour hike. A bit out of breath at times but could still carry on a conversation. $6 entrance fee, visitor’s center and bathrooms available.

hiking
muddy
rocky
3 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

Good exercise. Meh for prettiness.

hiking
3 months ago

Solid 4/5 Intermediate. Steady ascent with decent views throughout. As some have mentioned the view at the peak isn’t spectacular, but still pretty good. Going to use it as a timed ascent and see if I can get it under 45min, but for the first time out with a couple quick breaks it took 1h8m to get to the top.

hiking
muddy
3 months ago

Had some beautiful views along the way of Pacifica and San Francisco, and then the Bay at the very top. There are a lot of places along the way, some with benches, to sit and admire the views or eat lunch. The part of the trail through the eucalyptus trees is amazing, especially when you can see them catch the light. I wouldn't call this trail a hard hike really. Just a little slippery and muddy after the rain.

hiking
muddy
rocky
3 months ago

Absolutely beautiful trail. Not sure why it has a hard level labor only one section toward the top really got your heart pumping. Views were beautiful. Very quite minus the amazing sounds of nature. I’d highly recommend this hike. I most definitely will do it again!

hiking
rocky
4 months ago

hiking
muddy
4 months ago

We did this loop right after the rain and it was muddy but accessible. Good elevation gain and a pretty view of the fall from a distance.

hiking
muddy
rocky
4 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

Loved it. Add valley view to make your journey longer.

hiking
5 months ago

Good trail, some very pretty views. First mile and a half is great. After that for .75-1 mile the trail is quite rocky with many loose rocks. You definitely have to watch your step. It gets better again after that. I recommend the loop so that you get a different view for part of the hike on the way down. I would say first 1.5-2 miles up is intermediate, last part is more difficult.

hiking
5 months ago

Parked on a nearby residential street at 2:30pm since the paid parking lot gate closes at 5pm. Only saw a few other people throughout the hike. Excellent views of the ocean and San Francisco in the distance. (If you know the city, it’s fun to point out the landmarks, including the Golden Gate Bridge, and neighborhoods.) Definitely a moderate, well maintained trail that I would recommend to others looking for a 2-3 hour hike.

It was a decent quick hike with lots of deer, switch backs, and some.views. It just wasn't as many views as we would have liked. It got my heart rate up though.

Trail length overall was 8 miles long, with occasional shade and varying wind, depending on side of the mountain. The views up top were worth it, though I wouldn't rate it as "hard" as it was a smooth, easy to follow trail. At most, this should be rated as "medium".

hiking
7 months ago

The Hazelnut Trail is a steady incline for the first 2 miles, the switchbacks make it easier. Saw rabbits, chipmunks, lots of deer. This December day started partly cloudy with intermittent sunshine. Made for a beautiful day!

trail running
8 months ago

Lots of exposure on a sunny day, thankfully brought hat and sunblock! Views nice, but trail uphill a little monotonous.

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