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Sawyer Camp Trail is a 11.3 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Burlingame, California that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

Length 11.3 mi Elevation gain 479 ft Route type Out & Back

Wheelchair friendly

Kid friendly

Stroller friendly

Hiking

Nature trips

Road biking

Walking

Bird watching

Running

Lake

Paved

Views

Wildlife

No dogs

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This is a paved trail that follows along the shoreline of Lower Crystal Springs Reservoir. Take the trail on the perimeter of the reservoir, return via the way you came.

Parking off of Skyline Blvd

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Garima Mishra
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Mountain biking

It is a beautiful trail along side reservoir and mountains. Great for beginner level bikers.

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talita Mo
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Hiking

My walk after work.peaceful and beautiful.

J Tu
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Hiking

Beautiful trail close to San Mateo. Nice and easy!

Jr Pintor
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Hiking

Family friendly place!

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Gretel .
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Hiking

Multiple bathrooms, no entrance fee. Super easy walk on paved trail. Great view of the lake for the majority of the walk. There’s mile markers along the trail so you know how far you’ve gone and there’s benches so you can rest and enjoy the view. We always spot deer somewhere along the trail and on a few occasion we spotted turkey and a large snake. Great trail for all ages for biking, walking, running, and taking pictures. Can enter trail from both ends. Parking at main entrance can be a bit congested.

valerie w.
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Hiking

Very beautiful trail. The scenery is magnificent. The trees just encompass you and part of the trail makes me feel like I’m living a fairytale. On some days, you can even spot some deers roaming around

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Ying Huang
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Hiking

Gorgeous trail by the water. Saw a wild turkey, deer, lizards, lots of birds along the hike. Highly recommend!

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Arick Jones
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Hiking

Scenic views of the Upper and Lower Crystal Springs Reservoir as well as San Andreas Reservoir. South to North, this trek starts at Sawyer Camp Trail and ends with San Andreas Trail. Path is mostly sunny and well paved, with the exception of the gravel southernly 0.7mi San Andreas Trail portion. Hikers can park on Northern side of Skyline road near highway 35 & 92 intersection, approximately 0.5mi from the trail head start. A second vehicle can be park at the trails end in a dirt parking lot on the corner of Skyline and San Bruno Ave. This hike is a one way, single direction, but can be out-and-back by simply doubling the miles and turning around at the end of San Andreas Trail.

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Kayla Queen-Walls
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Hiking

Got a good 7 mile walk in here but it is SO CROWDED right now due to everyone being off for covid 19 that i felt suffocated . Can hardly keep a 6 foot distance . At least this is a no bike trail !!! Will really enjoy this later when it clears out , but the views are beautiful .

Holly Roser
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Hiking

JUST SO YOU KNOW- no bikes allowed and you have to wear a mask. Groups of park rangers everywhere bc they don’t want it to get “too packed”. But go ahead and go to Walmart, target, Home Depot or Safeway with people 7 inches away from you. Whatever you do don’t bike ride that would be too dangerous.

femalehiker .com
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Hiking

Just a note that this is open again. Masks required.

Kapil Jain
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Hiking

Great trial, lively with lots of people along the trail. Beautiful scenic hike, perfect for family and kids cycling.

Sam Underwood
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Hiking

Fully paved. Great for biking, strollers, and walking. Pretty crowded on a holiday. No dogs allowed. Great views! Bathrooms available.

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Paul Ortiz
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Road biking

Starting in the north, the 2.6mile San Andreas Segment begins at San Bruno Ave and Skyline Blvd in San Bruno and follows the eastern edge of San Andreas Lake. Majority of this trail is paved. Half-mile section at the south end is unpaved but there is a bike route along the road starting at Larkspur Drive and ending at the beginning of the 6mile Sawyer Camp segment at Hillcrest Blvd. This trail is paved and the most popular among bicyclists, joggers, and hikers. Plenty of stops along with way with restrooms and benches.

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John Martin
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Road bikingClosed

Beautiful bike trail along the reservoir

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Elyse Humphrey
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Hiking

Great for bringing children.

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luigi Abbate
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great paved trail for running, biking, or scenic walk. Only caveat is the wired fencing which takes away from the view at moments.

Qiaoran Li
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Hiking

Great trail. Would be nicer if the barbed fence were not there.

Vivian Cs
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Hiking

beautiful views, a little too long for me. I thought there is an exit road in the middle but it is closed so I have to finished the whole trail. but I saw a dear in the last half part so it worth it.

Daniel K.
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Road biking

This is a (mostly) paved, divided road with beautiful views of the river. I enjoyed the climb and descent at the midpoint. The only downside is that parking can be a bit tight because it's a very popular trail.

Lance Avants
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Bike touring

Smooth pavement; abundance of shade along path; plenty of curves to make it interesting; several bathrooms along path; varied elevation but majority is flat. Saw lots of families with small kids, strollers.

Tyler Fitzgerald
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Mountain biking

Great road biking path. Great for endurance ride. Bring the Off with you. It helps.

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Stephen Lam
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Hiking

nice easy trail with some shade.

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Matthew Streem
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Mit Maurille
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Hiking

Very easy stroll on meandering, lightly undulating paved paths which offers pleasant views along the way. It can get very busy on weekends.

Hernan Quintero
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Hiking

is a easy trail to easy that makes it a little bowring but wen you get to the end it makes it worth to bad that in the first part you are not to near the water like in the end.

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Anne Frisbie
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Hiking

This is a great path if you are walking with a stroller or bringing along a young child who is riding their bike. Not really a hike. Paved and has fences along the path. Really pretty view of the reservoir.

Younes Abouelnagah
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Road biking

Very beautiful, but too crowded

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Katelyn Dunaski
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Charles Magnuson
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Hiking

Rainy and I didn’t have waterproof shoes.

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