"Snaking through the San Andreas Fault’s rift valley, the Sawyer Camp Trail is one of the classic easy hikes on the San Francisco Peninsula. From the dam at San Andreas Lake to the Jepson Laurel, the path accommodates and satisfies thousands of visitors each year. The Sawyer Camp Trail is like your dream guy or gal in trail form—smart, athletic, really good-looking, and, to top it off, just plain nice. No wonder thousands of people hike, bike, or run on it each year. What’s the attraction? Start with the geology: It sits smack atop the San Andreas Fault, the notorious crack in the earth whose 1906 rupture was a defining moment in San Francisco’s colorful history. Rocks on one side of the valley differ drastically from those on the other, as they ride on entirely separate tectonic plates."