align-toparrow-leftarrow-rightbackbellblockcalendarcamerachatcheckchevron-downchevron-leftchevron-rightchevron-small-downchevron-small-leftchevron-small-rightchevron-small-upchevron-upcircle-with-crosscrosseditfacebookglobegoogleimagesinstagramlocation-pinmagnifying-glassmailmoremuplabelShape 3 + Rectangle 1outlookpersonplusImported LayersImported LayersImported Layersshieldstartwitteryahoo

Post-4th Hike --Sweeney Ridge (San Bruno) ~4-6miles

  • Jul 7, 2014 · 4:30 PM
  • This location is shown only to members

We did this hike on a weekend, 6/21 but weather wasn't the best. BUT this Monday it's forecasted to be SUPER WARM....so I'm thinking it would be a perfect afternoon for a pre-dinner hike.

If it's a clear day, you will see nice views of the Bay area, hill & ridge views & Pacifica. May see some different wildflowers, birds, and bunnies.

If you are late, you can catch up. There is only one way up: Sneath trail 1.8 miles paved before we connect to a 2nd trail.

ABOUT THE PARK

Sweeney Ridge is a hilly hiking area of ridges and ravines between San Bruno and Pacifica, about a 25-minute drive south from San Francisco. The ridge’s 1,200-foot-high summit, covered with coastal scrub and grassland, slopes down to the bay on one side and to the Pacific on the other.

Wildlife at Sweeney Ridge includes hawks, deer, and a plethora of both native and introduced spring wildflowers. The sandy coastline and adjacent wind-protected valley of Thornton State Beach are good venues for picnicking, beach walking, surf fishing, and flying remote-control gliders.

PICTURES from previous hike

http://www.meetup.com/California-Outdoors/photos/22281292/

ROUTE

• Sneath Trail and connecting to one of three trails.

• Port-a-potty 1.8 miles into the hike. 

• http://www.nps.gov/goga/planyourvisit/upload/sb-sweeney-2008.pdf

SUGGESTIONS TO BRING:

• WATER
• Layered clothing

PARKING & DIRECTIONS

Take Sneath Lane all the way up to the end. (101 El Camino Exit).

There are spaces for about 12 cars right outside the gate; however there have known to have car break-ins on occasion. 

Suggest you park in the residential area where Sneath Lane ends. (abt 100 feet before you reach the trail-head gate). Come a little bit earlier to scout for street parking.

Join or login to comment.

  • Jill

    Are dogs allowed on this trail?

    July 6, 2014

    • Jill

      I see the next one on the 14th. I will be returning from Tahoe, try my best to meet up :)

      July 8, 2014

    • Jill

      I tried to RSVP on the 16th Wednesday, but it says it has already happened, hah?

      July 8, 2014

  • SAnDee

    Thanks to all that came out today! First time we did this hike in late afternoon--overall good weather...with a lit' fog at the top...great afternoon hike. It was good to meet a few new faces. Sorry i had to walk back really fast the last mile as I had a last minute request to pick up my mom from work.

    July 7, 2014

  • Maria

    Good hike, right by my house and great conversations...couldn't ask for anything more :-)

    July 7, 2014

  • Mary Wanger M.

    is it ok to bring my little dog?

    July 7, 2014

    • SAnDee

      Yes, please bring the pooches! :)

      July 7, 2014

  • Mary Wanger M.

    Oh i see it is ok Thanks

    July 7, 2014

  • SAnDee

    See y'all all tomorrow by 4:30pm at the parking lot/gate. We will start promptly at 4:30pm so please allow extra time for traffic, parking and/or if you've not been to this park before. Late comers may catch up. (one trail up).

    July 6, 2014

8 went

People in this
Meetup are also in:

Start the perfect Meetup for you

We'll help you find just the right people

Sign up

Meetup members, Log in

By clicking "Sign up" or "Sign up using Facebook", you confirm that you accept our Terms of Service & Privacy Policy