ElevationAscent: 14' 4 m
Descent: -269' -82 m
High: 1,684' 513 m
Low: 1,416' 432 m
GradeAvg Grade: 5% (3°)
Max Grade: 13% (8°)
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“Enjoy a beautiful trail down to a point where views of Lexington Reservoir spread out before you.”— David Hitchcock
To access the Serenity Trail, run up the Aquinas Trail for 1.3 miles. The Serenity Trail climbs to the left and follows a wide dirt-and-gravel road for a short time before it begins its descent as it leaves the ridgeline. This is not a heavily traveled trail, so it is slightly overgrown in places. The trail follows the hillside as it descends toward the vista point. On the right-hand side of the trail, homes along Montevina Road can be seen sitting on the hills outside of the preserve. At 0.35 miles, the trail begins to descend more steeply until it levels out at the 0.75 miles marker. Shortly after the 1 mile mark, the trail climbs uphill slightly to a vista point at the end of the trail.
At the end of the trail, you'll get a view of the Lexington Reservoir and St. Joseph's Open Space Preserve across CA 17. The view is obscured by power lines that run through the preserve (which contribute to this trail not being as heavily traveled as some of the other trails).
Since there are no other trails in the area, your only option is to return to the Aquinas Trail by climbing back up the hillside to the ridgeline.
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Land Manager: Midpeninsula Regional Open Space