Mills Canyon Nature Area Trail Loop

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Mills Canyon Park

Mills Canyon Nature Area Trail Loop is a 1.5 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Burlingame, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 1.5 miles Elevation Gain: 331 feet Route Type: Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly


nature trips


bird watching



wild flowers

A short walking trail, this is most often used by locals, and can offer a nice oasis in the surrounding residential area. A great spot for birds and wildflowers. Not suitable for strollers or bikes.

mountain biking
9 days ago

Not great for mountain biking lots of stairs and very short trail.

4 months ago

9 months ago

Kinda weird little place, spotted some homeless in there. Gets damp and muddy also

Sat Apr 27 2019

Okay for kids over 8 y/o. There are some parts to it where it’s steep on one side, so caution for kids & dogs. Also, two words: poison oak. It’s a good hike, part shaded area & sunny.

Mon Oct 15 2018

It has a very small part where you can see the bay, so I don’t consider it a scenic hike. Basically you are hiking up and down in the canyon.

Sun May 13 2018

This is a moderate hike. This is steep!

Mon Feb 26 2018

It was a perfect morning hike with my husband and two small children. Most dogs are not kept on leashes (fine by us!) but Incase that’s an issue for others.

Mon May 15 2017

Loop trail partially closed due to mud slides.

Tue Jan 03 2017

Short and easy. Year around access.

Tue Oct 25 2016

Great little trail I found in a book years ago and did several times. It was almost on my way home from work...

Mon Sep 05 2016

Short loop hidden in Burlingame residential neighborhood. Dog friendly, but also a breeding ground for ticks. Wear long pants! Easiest to access off Arguello Drive, where there is ample parking and well marked trail head.

Sun May 15 2016

Beautiful and great for reluctant hikers of the seven-year-old variety. Giant boulders for climbing and a creek for exploring.

Wed Apr 06 2016

Not difficult I would say moderate to easy ! Nice spot if you leave in the area :)

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