Adventures Tagged: San Mateo

Hiking San Pedro Valley to Montara State Beach Hiking San Pedro Valley to Montara State Beach Hiking San Pedro Valley to Montara State Beach

Watch for a nice clear day and escape the heat hiking from San Pedro Valley Park to Montara State Beach and McNee Ranch starting in Pacifica and ending in Montara, CA.

Hiking Edgeview County Park and Natural Preserve Hiking Edgeview County Park and Natural Preserve Hiking Edgeview County Park and Natural Preserve

A pleasant hike in Edgewood County Park and Natural Preserve which contains a nearly 500 acre woodland full of interesting native plants and rare animal species offering views to the bay and the SF watershed.

Hiking Fifield-Cahill part of Bay Area Ridge Trail Hiking Fifield-Cahill part of Bay Area Ridge Trail Hiking Fifield-Cahill part of Bay Area Ridge Trail

The Fifield-Cahill Trail meanders through Douglas Fir forests in San Francisco’s watershed between Crystal Springs Reservoir and Lake Pilacitos. The land is owned by the SF Public Utilities Council and only guided hikes are currently permitted.

Hiking the San Francisco Bay Trail in San Mateo and Foster City Hiking the San Francisco Bay Trail in San Mateo and Foster City Hiking the San Francisco Bay Trail in San Mateo and Foster City

The SF Bay Trail circles the San Francisco Bay. This paved hike’s portion of the trail starts at Shoreline Park in San Mateo and ends beyond the San Mateo bridge in Foster City.

A hike on the San Francisco Bay Trail in Burlingame A hike on the San Francisco Bay Trail in Burlingame A hike on the San Francisco Bay Trail in Burlingame

Continuing my exploration of the SF Bay Trail, this section was in Burlingame on the peninsula and included Coyote Point County Park.

Hiking Sawyer Camp Trail along San Andreas Lake Hiking Sawyer Camp Trail along San Andreas Lake Hiking Sawyer Camp Trail along San Andreas Lake

The Sawyer Camp Trail in San Bruno is a popular paved trail for bicyclists and hikers which runs alongside San Andreas Lake, a reservoir for the San Francisco area’s drinking water.

Tidepool Walk at Fitzgerald Marine Reserve Tidepool Walk at Fitzgerald Marine Reserve Tidepool Walk at Fitzgerald Marine Reserve

The best tidepools in the San Francisco Bay Area, Fitzgerald Marine Reserve isn’t much of a hike but offers you freedom to walk around expansive tidepools and a perfectly clean beach. Watch for low tides to visit.

Hiking Montara mountain via San Pedro Valley Hiking Montara mountain via San Pedro Valley Hiking Montara mountain via San Pedro Valley

Excellent coastal hike in Pacifica and Montara, CA to the summit of Montara Mountain. Excellent views and a great variety of trails, flora and fauna.

Hiking Windy Hill Open Space Preserve Hiking Windy Hill Open Space Preserve Hiking Windy Hill Open Space Preserve

Windy Hill Open Space Preserve is in Portola Valley with several parking areas. Several trails to choose from including a couple strenuous and long loops with a good range of ecology.

Hiking El Corte Madera Creek Preserve Trails Hiking El Corte Madera Creek Preserve Trails Hiking El Corte Madera Creek Preserve Trails

Miles of hiking trails through redwoods, fir trees, and a creek, the El Corte De Madera Open Space Preserve is a destination for hikers and bikers.

Hiking a Redwood forest at Purisima Creek Redwoods Preserve Hiking a Redwood forest at Purisima Creek Redwoods Preserve Hiking a Redwood forest at Purisima Creek Redwoods Preserve

This is a very beautiful and serene hike near Half Moon Bay with a perfect amount of elevation change and differing views. One of my favorites on the peninsula, go check it out!

Hiking through Huddart County Park Hiking through Huddart County Park Hiking through Huddart County Park

A cool hike through redwoods in Woodside, CA, Huddart County Park offers several choices in trails with fair distance and a nice foresty feel.

Hiking at Milagra Ridge Hiking at Milagra Ridge Hiking at Milagra Ridge

A hike along the coast in Pacifica, CA. Milagra Ridge County Park is currently going through restoration (and preservation). Offers great views north to Mt. Tamalpais and south along the Coastal Mountains.

Hiking Juipero Serra County Park Hiking Juipero Serra County Park Hiking Juipero Serra County Park

A short but nice hike through Junipero Serra County Park in San Mateo, CA. Included are photos from the Quail Loop Trail and more.