Views · Wildflowers
Aside from the fact that from most starting points it is at least one to two miles of gradual climbing, there is much to explore along this ridge. Sit and snack at the top before heading down.
All trails to Sweeney Ridge
are a climb, but sticking with it to reach the top has its rewards.
There are several ways to access the Sweeney Ridge Trail
. Starting from Sneath Lane
, you are on a paved road all the way. The Baquiano Trail
is singletrack and both Notch and Mori Ridge Trail
are doubletrack. Each of these trails leads to the Sweeney Ridge Trail
, which is your reward for climbing to the ridge.
Head south once you've gained the ridge. From there, you'll be on the Sweeney Ridge Trail
. Atop the ridge, you are exposed to all the elements. The trail will be gently rolling, especially compared to your climb to the ridge. The way is mostly free of obstacles, giving you a chance to enjoy the spectacular views. On a clear day, visitors can view the Farallone Islands, Mount Tamalpais, San Francisco and more.
Be sure to check out the San Francisco Bay Portola Discovery Site.
Flora & Fauna
Wildflowers galore in the spring. Plenty of ridge meadows all around.
Shared By: Phil DiGirolamo