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Sweeney Ridge

Sneath Lane off highway35, San Bruno, California | (650) 355-4122
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3 Reviews
Type: Nature & Gardens and Hiking & Walking
Ages: All Ages
Cost: Free

This is a beautiful hike that ends with a magnificent view of the Pacific Ocean. It was from this high point Spanish explorer Gaspar de Portola first saw San Francisco Bay more than 200 years ago. There is a stone marker honoring Portola's discovery.
A fun activity for families who are looking for a more rigourous hike. It's pretty much up the whole way, so be armed with water and strong legs.

3 Reviews for Sweeney Ridge

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December 23 2010
1 family found this helpful
"Nice hike, but be careful"

This is a lovely place to hike.  The paths are well-protected from the elements and the nearby roadway.  The view is amazing.  Just be smart - our car got broken into while we were hiking by a group of professional thieves - while we were hiking, they ran my mother's credit cards up $10,000.  I have never heard of any crime worse than that, though - so just leave the valuables at home and go when there are other people there, too (weekends are best).

December 23 2010
2 families found this helpful
"Beautiful hike"

Definitely not a stroll in the park, but well worth the effort. You and the kids can stand at the top like Captain Portola did so many years ago when he first discovered the Bay.  
Great for kids who can stay in strollers and/or backpacks. Once you crest the hill, there's plenty of open space for them to run around in.  
Easy to grab lunch down at BJ's or other San Bruno local restaurants.

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December 23 2010
1 family found this helpful
"Good Hike"

Great views of the ocean.  A little bit strenuous for the kids, but easy enough with a stroller.  Probably not great for toddlng kids.

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