Serpentine Trail

MODERATE 22 reviews
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Serpentine Trail is a 5 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Redwood City, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Horses are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
5.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
859 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

horseback riding

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

no dogs

Start at the Park entrance Trailhead

Great easy hike. Easy to find with parking nearby. Probably the nicest bathroom facilities at a park than I’ve ever seen. Except for one incline at the start, I’d probably classify this as more of an Easy hike than a Moderate one. We only ran into a handful of people, but we also went on an overcast day after it had rained in the morning so weather may have kept people away. Saw several deer up close and pretty views. Good for a casual hike.

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Monday, October 03, 2016

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Thursday, July 07, 2016

One of the shadier, less steep loops in a lovely park right at the edge of the metro area. Great when you only have an hour or two to spare.

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Wednesday, July 06, 2016

Saturday, January 30, 2016

Nice peaceful hike through woods and meadows. The nature center was very nice (it's free) with friendly staff.

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Thursday, June 18, 2015

Qualify for a great wildflower hike and kid friendly as well-we went during mid April and it was lush on the top with wild and exotic flowers in its grandeur. We went with kids, and the brochure from the visitor center was wonderfully organized with information about wildflowers to spot on the way, the kids were engaged and did a good job of spotting most (if not all) the wildflowers without a blink-spectacular! Great hike and between Sylvan, Serpentine(?) and edgewood we clocked 3 miles altogether. Highly encourage to take plenty of water as the area is quite open and no water source in between.

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Friday, August 08, 2014

this trail was connecting to the edgewood trail so that it will make the hike longer. it is open space.

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Thursday, September 05, 2013

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Monday, August 19, 2013

Great view of the freeway. Probably best if you live in the neighborhood and need to walk your dog. Actually, when I was growing up it was known as a habitat for a couple of rare wildflowers. Not sure if they are all trampled over yet or not.

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Thursday, May 30, 2013

Very dog friendly and busy trai,l but the convenient location to San Carlos and Redwood City can't be beat. Great for hiking year round. Enjoyable mixed terrain. This is part of the Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District. Ample parking.