San Bruno State Park Summit Loop Trail

Daly City, California

San Bruno State Park: Summit Loop Trail Professional Review and Guide

"San Bruno Mountain doesn’t look like much at first glance, with cars on the Guadalupe Parkway speeding past. But though the sounds of combustion engines and urban white noise are unavoidable on lower trails, this can be a highly enjoyable hike with incredible detail and stunning vistas. The mountain’s ridgeline runs in an east-west configuration, with considerable slopes and elevations ranging from 250 feet to 1,314 feet at the summit. A protected zone in Golden Gate National Recreation Area since 1983, the 2,326 acres also serve as a model plan for conserving natural habitats in an ever-spreading metropolis. Full facilities make the start easy going. Dress in layers. This eTrail also includes suggested nearby attractions, camping & lodging, restaurants, and local outdoor retailers."

San Bruno State Park: Summit Loop Trail Reviews

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This is a perfect short hike for San Franciscans. It's very close to the city and easy to get to. It was a pretty good workout for someone like me who isn't in tip-top shape. The view from the top is just stunning, even on a foggy day. I plan to revisit this trail many, many more times.
Awsome trail run. It is a tough trail, but just enough up and downs to keep you moving forward. It took me about 45 mins, but I am just a beginner trail runner. Highly recomend it. The views at the top, about half way around, are worth all the work to get up there.
As a novice, I couldn't have picked a better trail. It's so close to home, yet you still get the feeling of being in "nature." It's the perfect mix of dark, shady eucalyptus forest and dry, low-lying shrubbery. Strenuous enough for the beginning hiker without being too intimidating.

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Trail Information

Daly City
Nearby City
Trail Type
Skill Level
2 hours
Year-round, 8:00 a.m. to sunset
650 feet
Trailhead Elevation
1,200 feet
Top Elevation
San Bruno Mountain State and County Park
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Jun 2018