Sprawling just south of San Francisco, San Bruno Mountain is the perfect park for a quick get-out-of-town hike. This 3.5-mile loop climbs through coastal scrub to a ridge, where views include the mountains of Marin and San Mateo counties. After cresting near the mountain’s summit, the hike descends back to the trailhead, offering San Francisco and Mount Diablo views all the way downhill.
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