Moderate, recreational hikers and runners in decent shape
6.1 miles out and back
Start by taking the Mission Trails Visitor Center Loop at Mission Gorge Road and Jackson Drive. Then turn left on the paved Father Junipero Serra Trail.
What to Instagram
Rolling green hills and red-rock cliffs
Why We Love It
The paved trail is great for a fast run or bike ride through open space. It’s also good for strolls.
Where to Refuel
Pick from several specialty pizzas, like the Mt. Veggiemore, meaty Pike’s Peak, or the gluten-free options at Mountain Mike’s Pizza (7377 Jackson Drive, San Carlos).