0.0: Walk from the parking lot towards the picnic area, following the signs for Sylvan Trail. After about 200 feet, you'll reach a T junction. Turn left onto Sylvan Trail.
0.2: Sylvan Trail splits at a junction. Bear left.
1.0: Junction. Continue straight on Serpentine Loop Trail.
1.4: Junction. Ridgeview Trail heads off to the right. Continue straight on Serpentine Loop Trail.
1.5: Junction. Turn right, remaining on Serpentine Loop Trail.
1.8: A connector to Clarkia Trail sets off to the left. Turn right, continuing on Serpentine Loop Trail.
2.4: Signed junction and information kiosk. The trail to the left leaves the park and passes under the highway, leading to Edgewood Road (and continuing to Cañada Road). Continue straight on Serpentine Loop Trail.
2.4: Two junctions in quick sucession. Continue straight on Serpentine Loop Trail at both.
2.8: Serpentine Loop Trail veers right at a signed junction with the Service Road (identified as Old Stage Road on some maps). Bear left onto the Service Road.
3.1: Unsigned junction. Turn right.
3.3: Junction. Take Sylvan Trail left (east) towards the parking lot.
2.7: Previously encountered junction. Turn left and retrace your steps to the parking lot.
4.2: Back at the trailhead.
From Interstate 280 in San Mateo County exit Edgewood Road, then drive east on Edgewood for about 1 mile. The entrance is on the south (right) side of the road, just past Edmonds Road.
GPS Coordinates* for Trailhead:
(* based on Google Earth data, shown as degrees, minutes, seconds)
Read about this hike in more detail and view photos at http://www.bahiker.com/southbayhikes/edgewood.html
© 2002 Jane Huber/Bay Area Hiker