The Guadalupe Canyon Loop is a clockwise loop that passes through Brisbane, South San Francisco, Colma, and Daly City. The feature attraction of the route is Guadalupe Canyon Parkway, which climbs to a crest adjacent to San Bruno Mountain in Daly City. The climb requires some exertion, but with the mountaintop at 1,314 feet, and the road cresting at a lower elevation of 714 feet, the climb is not overly challenging.
This makes the route a nifty climb for recreational riders, with the start/finish point close enough to San Francisco for easy access. The route is very much an “urban” ride, in that you never really escape civilization, except for a few miles along the segment of Guadalupe Canyon Parkway that passes through San Bruno Mountain State and County Park.
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