Sawyer Camp Trail

EASY 163 reviews

Sawyer Camp Trail is a 11.3 mile moderately 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.

11.3 miles
479 feet
Out & Back

wheelchair friendly

kid friendly



mountain biking

nature trips

trail running




no dogs

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.

road biking
1 day ago

Probably my favorite place on earth for biking. Try to catch it early or on a weekday as it is very crowded on weekends.

2 months ago

Great place for a long run-12 miles. It’s trafficked after 10 am by moms with trollers & people walking.

3 months ago

Beautiful trail for anyone from kids to elders, bikes

3 months ago

Nice paved trail with beautiful views

4 months ago

very nice easy trail

5 months ago

Especially nice for biking and good for kids/families.

road biking
6 months ago

Beautiful trail.

6 months ago

Enjoyable pretty walk especially going north from south entrance.

7 months ago

Very nice and easy hike trail with Great Lake view. Good to calm you down.

8 months ago

A long but nice trail. I walked from the north trailhead, close to the San Andreas Lake. After crossing a bridge to the south of San Andreas Lake, the trail leads deeply into woods until Lower Crystal Springs Reservoir shows up, where the space becomes open again. The entire trail is a paved road, so there were lots of bikers, joggers and hikers. The southern part of this trail resembles the northern part of San Andreas Lake Trail. Some deers can be seen busy feeding themselves. It's a pleasant experience.

9 months ago


mountain biking
Saturday, June 03, 2017

Good paved trail for beginners

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Beautiful! Easy to walk or hike. Would come back!

Sunday, April 09, 2017

Nice (mostly) shaded trail. Very flat, well traveled, paved trail.

Friday, March 03, 2017


Saturday, February 11, 2017

Love it. Will definitely go back

road biking
Tuesday, January 03, 2017

Well paved with easy access. Parking can be difficult during certain hours. Great for all months.

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

The best to train as they have mile markers every .5 miles. Some hills but mostly flat. On weekends the first mile or so can get crowded w families and slow walkers.

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Good trail for warm-ups. Bike could be annoyed, recommend early in the morning to avoid traffic.

Saturday, October 15, 2016

The view of the reservoir starts right away so it's a good place to take the less able as it's low commitment. Parking could be an issue but it seems busy enough that someone is always about to leave. All paved at this area so you can blade, bike, or push a stroller.

It was easy to find, just drove to where google said it was. I look forward to exploring more of this trail.

trail running
Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Beautiful views. Trail is under construction during the week through October 2016. Flat trail great for biking, running and walking.

Saturday, July 16, 2016

Gorgeous views, nice trail to train for pretty much anything

trail running
Saturday, July 09, 2016

Great trail for half marathon training!

mountain biking
Tuesday, July 05, 2016

Nice, smooth out and back. Pretty challenging hill at the very end. But well worth it!

Wednesday, June 01, 2016

Nothing special
A lot of flies tho ..

trail running
Sunday, March 27, 2016

Great trail for running, hiking, biking

road biking
Friday, March 11, 2016

Flat and easy ... Congested in first mile then thins out

road biking
Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Great location for biking and jogging. It can get crowded and parking is scarce though.

cross country skiing
Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Good location for jogging.

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Would get 5 stars except that parking is rather difficult. Park by the off ramps either in millbrae, San Mateo or trousdale exit. Gorgeous views of reservoir. Watchout for bikers and moms with strollers. Otherwise, there is nothing like N early morning walk or run. Bobcats, foxes, coyotes and deer. Rattlesnakes during the summer--just don't walk up to them and you'll be fine. Apparently mountain lions but haven't seen any.
Meditate , Relax, and Enjoy!

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