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Sweeney Ridge is a 4.8 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near San Bruno, California that offers scenic views and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round.

Distance: 4.8 miles Elevation Gain: 744 feet Route Type: Out & Back

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no shade
22 days ago

Nice uphill trail with great views.

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no shade
3 months ago

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4 months ago

dog friendly. Paved for much of it. I detoured toward Farrallones view on a dirt trail with great views of the ocean.

hiking
4 months ago

Paved trail with some steep climbs. Great views of San Andreas lake and SF bay, but only on a clear day when Karl the fog isn't blowing through. Layer up since it's cold &windy at the top. Nike missile site was demolished April 2019, so not much to see there anymore. A nice little walk overall though.

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no shade
over grown
5 months ago

Not my favorite Bay Area hike. The first part of this trail was, even behind the gates, black top. The rest was all fire roads. The “trail” is very exposed with minimal shade. The best part was the views of the sea. The bay side view overlooked urban centers; I prefer to have views of nature when I hike. Do not attempt the side trail we took back to the Sneath Lane trail head. The trail is not maintained and soon after hiking down looked less like a trail until there was no trail at all. We had to bush whack our way to the road and then slip through some barbed wire fencing.

9 months ago

Nice paved trail mostly up hill and then it flat, beautiful scenery of the bay and ocean. Not difficult. Saw lots of people with their dogs.

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14 days ago

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21 days ago

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1 month ago

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