John Brooks Trail

Waterdog Lake Park, California

Elevation Gain775ft
Trailhead Elevation531ft
Elevation Min/Max433/689ft
Elevation Start/End531/507ft

John Brooks Trail

John Brooks Trail is a hiking and biking trail in San Mateo County, California. It is within Waterdog Lake Park. It is 1.6 miles long and begins at 531 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 3.2 miles with a total elevation gain of 775 feet. Near the end of the trail is drinking water. This trail connects with the following: Rambler Trail, Elevator Trail, Lake Road Trail, Berry Trail, John Brooks Trailhead and Chaparral Trail.

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"Hidden among the hills and residential communities of the city of Belmont, located south of San Francisco in San Mateo County, is a small open space preserve that offers a surprising abundance of secluded and challenging hiking/riding trails. I was pleasantly astonished upon visiting the preserve.

The park features a nice mixture of wide- and single-track trails with some technical segments and a few steep climbs and descents. Trail junctions are generally well marked with wooden posts that indicate a numbering system for the trails. The flora are typical of Bay Area open spaces that are not within coastal environs. These include poison oak, buckwheat, clematis, California sagebrush, toyon, sticky monkeyflower, coyote brush, honeysuckle, coastal live oak, California bay, elderberry, and buckeye. Poison oak should be recognizable and avoided."

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Waterdog Lake Park
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Oct 2018