Hike Date: June 7, 2010
Distance: ~ 2 miles
Trail(s): De Anza Trail, Quail Loop Trail, Live Oak Nature Trail
Where’s it at? Peninsula. San Bruno in San Mateo County


Junipero Serra Brochure

Going into this hike in Junipero Serra, I knew it wouldn’t be very long, but it really isn’t very long! The terrain was nice and some great trees. It was a classic narrow but well-trodden trail. There’s a good mixture of tree cover and openings, although primarily if you go counter-clockwise, the first half is a forest and the latter half far less dense.

I was a little turned off by the “stream” that was there which mostly was running along concrete instead of being natural-looking. It’s a good alternative that is very near my house, but I would probably be disappointed if hiking was my main goal and this my destination.

I parked at the De Anza trailhead and took the very short De Anza trail (less than 1 minute hiking), to the Quail Loop Trail which was the heart of the hike. When I finished the loop I ended up taking the Live Oak Nature Trail which is where the creek was.

There definitely were what looked like great picnic facilities here. Lots of large group facilities and they all looked to be in great shape. One area had a gigantic set of covered barbecues at it but signs warned of required reservations.

At $5 it’s a park you visit once unless you live nearby, and can be combined with another hike in the same day.

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