Nicolette C. on John S Brooks Memorial Trail
Nice and easy trail. You have a lot of options if you want a short or long hike. A lot of mosquitoes when I went.
Belmont is lucky to have a secluded area tucked-away so close to the hustle and bustle of the Bay Area.
MTB, hike, run, or do all three while walking your dog!
Like any multi-use trails, mountain bikers will encounter hikers. Hikers will encounter dog walkers. Please be courteous. Dog Walkers: Keep your dog(s) on a leash. Belmont PD does do enforcement sporadically.
Beware of rattle snakes! Not kidding...this place has more snakes than hikers by about a 1000.1. Snakes cleverly camouflage themselves! You think?
Easy to find and get away from the Suburbs. Lots of trail options, so watch for mountain bikers (who seem very nice and hiker-aware).
If you prefer shade, hike down Lake Road Trail, go around the dog lake (woof!), up the Berry Trail. Southern trails seem a little more exposed.
Oh, and keep your eyes open for the abandoned cars hidden here and there. Surprise!