San Mateo Canyon Loop Trail

MODERATE 17 reviews
#3 of 3 trails in

San Mateo Canyon Loop Trail is a 2.8 mile loop trail located near San Clemente, California. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for hiking, trail running, and mountain biking. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
2.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
524 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

hiking

mountain biking

trail running

over grown

hiking
1 day ago

hiking
20 days ago

1 month ago

There are no markers on the trail. Hard to tell where you are. Ended up going the wrong way because of no markers. 2.8 miles turned into 4.6. Probably will never go back.

hiking
1 month ago

Hiked early March after an above normal rainy season. Found the trails easy and narri with some low muddy spots. Rolling and windy trails was an easy and peaceful hike. The tall grass and shrubs were a nice change.

hiking
2 months ago

2 months ago

4 months ago

hiking
5 months ago

Nice trail to do with my dog. great views.

mountain biking
7 months ago

hiking
8 months ago

hiking
10 months ago

hiking
10 months ago

hiking
Sunday, February 14, 2016

hiking
Sunday, February 14, 2016

trail running
Saturday, June 20, 2015

I ran the trail as my 6 year old followed in his MTB. The trail was a fine single-track with a lot of twists and turns, something I'm sure the MTBrs enjoy. In some areas the trail is overgrown, which seems impossible since the area is in middle of a severe drought. It's much hotter as you delve deeper into the canyon. Ensure you pack enough water to sustain life. The trail's signage needs improvement as a newcomer to the area I down myself asking local MTBrs about best routes. I will certainly venture back out again and often.

hiking
Saturday, March 08, 2014