Sweeney Ridge Trail via Sneath Lane

MODERATE 164 reviews

Sweeney Ridge Trail via Sneath Lane is a 7.8 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near San Bruno, California that features beautiful wild flowers. The trail is rated as moderate offers a number of activity options. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
7.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1712 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

views

wild flowers

wildlife

Explores the wonders of Sweeny Ridge. The Ridge trail offers excellent views of the Pacific Ocean and the San Andreas Reservoir. Of the three different approaches to Sweeney Ridge, the gently ascending paved trail from Sneath Lane is the most forgiving. You may have to share the trail with an occasional cyclist, but you'll appreciated the views over the eastern side of the peninsula as you climb including the long expanse of San Andreas Lake. 1.7 miles later you'll be atop Sweeney Ridge, deciding whether to hike north for just under a mile to the Nike missile base, or to take a short walk to the Portola discovery site. The trailhead is located at the end of Sneath Lane which is accessed directly from Skyline Boulevard.

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12 days ago

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25 days ago

Great views! Went to the missile base and back. Paved the whole way, so more of a "walk" than a hike, but the incline is certainly a work out. 99% exposed...sunscreen is mandatory.

hiking
28 days ago

The start of the inlcines were pretty rough for a beginner like me And i noticed they barely have seats. However onced i reached the Nike Missile Control Site, it felt awesome seeing the deserted site filled with colorful graffiti. I exited via Sneath Lane, and the view of the lake and the airport was awesome as i make my way down.

hiking
28 days ago

All geographic there!

hiking
1 month ago

Nice trail. Good gradual incline. Great views!

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1 month ago

A great hike. We went to the Nike Missile site and back. About 4.5M RT. Pretty strenuous for kids. Warning: no shade.

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2 months ago

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2 months ago

I was saddened to see it was all asphalt and not much shade. The view on the top is beautiful.

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