Seal Point Park

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Trail Distance: 1 mile
Time Estimate: 30 min
Elevation Gain: 55 feet
Leash Rule: On & Off Leash
Difficulty: Easy
Parking: Free
Route Type: Loop
Restroom: Yes
Description

Views of San Francisco and its bay, the San Mateo Bridge and the many jetliners landing at San Francisco's airport are just a few of the features that make the trail at Seal Point Park a wonderful way to escape from the city and get some exercise while feeling like a tourist on holiday with your pooch. The fur-pup can accompany you on the trail on a leash, and if you want a rest, but Fido's not ready to sit down just yet, there's a dog park near the parking lot where socializing and romping are welcomed off-leash. It provides water and waste bags and you get to feast your eyes on the furtastic scenery while the pups play.

Another feature of the Seal Point Park Trail is the art, namely sculptures that enchant with their sounds and movement with the wind. And there's plenty of wind here, so in general, you never have to worry about getting overheated on your walk even though there isn't much shade. The path is paved for easy strolling or energetic running and biking, with small footbridges over difficult areas. Many benches line the path, and you can walk down some steps right into the water of the bay. Keeping Fido on his leash, he can enjoy the water, too. 

The trail leads to a set of stairs that climb a 5-story hill where you'll find observation equipment, a padded exercise  area where you can stretch, do sit-ups or other fitness activities, and an air traffic control center where you can hear the dialogue between pilots and ATCs during landing. If you would like a longer walk, the trail along the water connects with about 10 miles of the trail leading to Coyote Point Beach and Redwood Shores.

Picnicking is a favorite activity at Seal Point and there are several areas along the trail that are pawrfect for a lunch or dinner al fresco. You'll find restrooms in the parking area, and in a couple of spots along the trail, plus water fountains. 

This is a delightful, serene though popular, spot to shed the cares of the day or rev up for the day's busy schedule. You and your fur-bud will have a great time here!

Trail Features
Beach, Easy Incline
Wildflowers, Scenic
Cautions & Considerations

This walking path can be very windy, especially at the top of the hill. Dress in layers or bring a jacket.

Address
1901 J Hart Clinton Dr
San Mateo, CA 94401
Hours
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Address
1901 J Hart Clinton Dr
San Mateo, CA 94401
Hours
Mon Sunrise - Sunset
Tue Sunrise - Sunset
Wed Sunrise - Sunset
Thu Sunrise - Sunset
Fri Sunrise - Sunset
Sat Sunrise - Sunset
Sun Sunrise - Sunset