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Serpentine Trail is a 4 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.

Length 4.0 mi Elevation gain 682 ft Route type Loop
Kid friendly Hiking Horseback riding Nature trips Walking Bird watching Running Forest Views Wild flowers Wildlife No dogs
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Kamilla K
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Derek Sabry
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Ashok Mahendran
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Laurel Enders
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Adam Winkler
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Running

This route concisely climbs from the Edgewood parking lot to the park's ridge and then descends back. It features a sylvan and shady choice of trails.

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Adam Winkler
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Backpacking
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Hannah Cooper
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Hiking

Nice trail. It’s mostly downhill after the first third. Beautiful views up on top of the hill—you can spot Oakland and San Jose at points. Not a ton of shade up at the top and lots of noise from 280 for a portion of the hike.

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Elizabeth Jaskolski
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Hiking

Next time I come, I’m definitely running! Beautiful views of the bay.

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Jessie Hogan
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Closed

I love this trail BUT. I did drive here yesterday to get a good hike in and it was closed. Which I guess is understandable but it would be cool if I knew this before driving 20 min. Luckily the one down the street is open!

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Ron S
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Sherry Ou
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Hiking

Beautiful trail. Enough sun exposure in the winter.. one third of trail is covered. Take a hat with you.

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Markus Woodson
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HikingMuddy

Simple hike, good for running. Lots of deer!

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Dwight Alfaro
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Hiking

Great hike that offers a little bit of everything. Nice gradual incline in the beginning, lots of switch backs, mostly in the shade. Once close to the top, it opens up to sun exposure. This is real similar to the Edgewood Loop just a tad longer and easier to follow. There’s a brush with tiny white flowers, that even when dried smells great, a nice blend of herbal and floral.

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Leteasha Gorham
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Hiking

Nice trail. Mostly exposed so make sure you’re ready for that.

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Rocky Mellon
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Hiking

Nice Sunday hike.

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Brigit Grimm
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Hiking

The wildflowers are starting to show, especially at the south end of Sunset Trail.

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Nnenna Okezie
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Hiking

Beautiful trail! beautiful open space that has many trails intertwining with one another so you can choose whatever path you feel like. Many switchbacks and uphill climbs but great scenic views!

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Quirin Weis
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Virginia Yokoyama
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Stephanie Bozarth
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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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Alex O'Donnell
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Hiking

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

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Sumithra Ravisunder
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Hiking

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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Len Len Talla
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Hiking

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

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Boom King
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Hiking

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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Ron Susek
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Hiking

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.

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Lisa Alonso
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First to Review

I've seen many rattler skins... but aside that, no contact with any. The hike is moderate to hard, depending on your speed and stamina. Good folliage at some points.

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Nathan Wreggit
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Brian Haskins
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Shailesh Deshmukh
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