Edgewood Park and Natural Preserve contains ten miles of trails that explore its varied habitats. Most are open for equestrian use. Sylvan Trail, a non-equestrian-use trail, is popular for joggers and hikers.
Observe all trail signs and posted speed limits. Bicycles and motorized vehicles are not allowed off designated paved areas. Please respect your fellow trail users and follow the trail etiquette guidelines for safe and courteous trail use.
0.6 miles of switchbacks weave through dense oak woodland, home to several species of spring-blooming flowers and blooming vines, and emerge onto serpentine grasslands.
The Clarkia Trailhead lies to the south of the park, off Cañada Road, about a half mile south of the Edgewood/Cañada Road intersection. Limited roadside parking is available. Clarkia Trail is the only trail that traverses the southern end of the park, starting in grassland and then transitioning into warmer, more shrubby chaparral with blooming annual plants and shrubs. There is a photogenic rock outcropping approximately 0.3 of a mile up from Cañada Road. Clarkia Trail ends in a junction with the Sunset Trail near the Sunset Trailhead.
The Edgewood Trail runs roughly east to west on the northern side of the park and can be accessed from both ends: either from the main parking lot or from the Edgewood Trailhead located at the junction of Edgewood Road and Cañada Road. Taking the trail from the main parking lot on the north-eastern end of the park, your first half mile is a strenuous climb up a 9.5 average grade, beneath dense and shady oak woodland.
The Franciscan Trail begins and ends on the Edgewood Trail and ends at the Ridgeview Trail shortly before it descends to meet the Sunset Trail.
A 0.6-mile trail along the wooded northern side of Edgewood Park's 875-foot crowning ridge. Horses are welcome.
A 0.9-mile trail that climbs up a steep but well manicured gravel surface under shady oak canopy, then emerges onto the rolling serpentine grasslands of the park. Horses are welcome.
The Ridgeview Trail traces the sunny southern side of Edgewood Park's 875-foot crowning ridge and offers spectacular vistas of the serpentine grasslands below. To the south, beside 280, lies an off-trail butterfly habitat, which because it is regularly mowed to encourage growth of native food species for the butterflies, errupts with especially vivid splashes of yellow and gold flowers. The trail ends with a 0.1-mile climb to "Inspiration Heights," situated on the southeastern end of the ridge, where hikers may enjoy views of the San Francisco Bay, from Mt.
Serpentine Trail traverses the center of the park from roughly east to west and follows along the northern base of Edgewood's crowning ridge. The trail passes through thick golden grasslands, which in the Spring, bloom densely with colorful wildflowers, making this, along with the Sunset Trail, the premier flower-viewing area in the park.
A 0.8-mile trail that rolls along the base of Edgewood's main ridge on its southern side, passing through serpentine grassland at a fairly even grade. Horses are welcome.
A mile-long trail that ascends from the base of the park, weaving through a coast live oak and California bay woodland.