Coyote Point, San Mateo

Directions: from 101 south, take the poplar ave exit. turn right onto humbolt until peninsula ave. turn right on peninsula, go over the freeway, and then circle around and into the park.

from 101 north, take the dore ave exit. immediately turn left onto north bayshore. turn right onto coyote point drive to the park.

Trail Information: This is part of the bay trail which is a 400-mile bayside trail circling the bay. starting from coyote point at the beach, you can run south to the San Mateo bridge which is 6 miles one way. you can continue on past the bridge all the way down to redwood city, some 20+ miles round trip.

Miscellaneous Information: From the parking lot, there is a pretty eucalyptus-covered knoll where the trail goes up and down a nice hill. makes a good warm up. also, when you get to seal point (which is actually a former landfill) there are stairs that go down to the bay, a nice place to run some stairs.