If you are looking for new spots to adventure and see new sights, listed below will be some great hiking spots near campus. These spots are spread throughout the San Francisco Peninsula bay area.
1. San Bruno Mountain State and County Park
This hiking spot is located in San Bruno which is about a 15 to 20 minutes drive away from campus. It is 3.5 miles to the summit of the trail with lots of native vegetation along the way. When the summit is reached, the trail runs along the ridge where you will have an amazing view of the San Francisco skyline. This is a generally easy hike with inclines and descents on well graded but rocky terrain which makes this a great hike for Beginners.
2. Año Nuevo State Park, San Mateo County
This trail is a 4.1 mile loop to an elephant seal overlooking spot along the coastline. This trail is relatively an easy one except for some parts of trail which contain some sandy and loose sections of terrain. Once you reach the overlooking area of the trail, this trail will be one to prove itself to be revisited in the future.
3. Portola Redwoods State Park/Pescadero Creek County Park, San Mateo County
This trail is a 7.4 mile loop within the remote woodland area of San Mateo County off the Woodside Road/CA 84 exit. This hike is generally considered a moderate to difficult hike due to the multiple inclines and declines on a single track kind of trail.
These were some of many trails around the San Francisco Peninsula Bay Area that can be great weekend adventures for any student trying to get out and enjoy the outdoors!