SF Bay Area - Peninsula Running Guide

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Runners have carved out space for themselves in the SF Bay Area Peninsula. From well-trod road runs used heavily by Stanford students and alums, to nearby green spaces rich with redwoods, both road and trail runners alike can find a satisfying run. Summers can get toasty here beyond the reaches of SF fog, so check the weather as you pack your gear.

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Top Running Routes in SF Bay Area - Peninsula

  1. Sawyer Camp Trail

    • Distance 10.5 mi
    • Elevation 513 ft

    The ease of running on this flat paved path alongside the Crystal Springs Reservoir makes the Sawyer Camp Trail the most popular place to run on the peninsula. Access the trail...

  2. The Dish

    • Distance 3.6 mi
    • Elevation 562 ft

    You haven't really run at Stanford until you've done "The Dish". The amazing views of the bay and close proximity to campus have made The Dish a standard for local runners. Th...

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  4. Huddart Park

    • Distance 7.0 mi
    • Elevation 1,391 ft

    Huddart Park is an escape to a fairytale land deep within a dark redwood forest. Pay your $6 fee and park at the Werder Shelter where you will find restrooms and water. From h...

  5. Windy Hill

    • Distance 10.7 mi
    • Elevation 1,677 ft

    You can’t avoid running hills here at the aptly named Windy Hill Open Space Preserve. And don’t forget about the wind you will undoubtedly encounter when you reach the top of t...

  6. Arastradero

    • Distance 4.3 mi
    • Elevation 614 ft

    Pearson-Arastradero Preserve is a perfect example of California wildlife with its grassy open hillsides dotted with bright orange poppies and scraggly live oak trees. Oh and do...