San Bruno Mountain

San Francisco, California 94112

San Bruno Mountain

San Bruno Mountain Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"Four cities lap at the base of San Bruno Mountain, encircling it with the concrete bustle of the 21st century. Yet it stands, protected, an oasis of rare plant life, the hunting ground for dozens of soaring raptors, one of the premier viewpoints in the Bay Area."

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Detailed Trail Descriptions from Our Guidebooks

Peninsula Trail: Hiking & Biking Trails on the San Francisco Peninsula (Wilderness Press)
Jean Rusmore, Betsy Crowder, Frances Spangle, & Sue LaTourrette
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"San Bruno Mountain rises starkly from the Bay to an elevation of 1314 feet, dominating the northern Peninsula landscape, its bare, steep flanks creased by narrow ravines and a few wooded canyons. The cities of San Francisco, Brisbane, South San Francisco, Colma, and Daly City surround the mountain. From the top of this seemingly barren mountain rising above the cities encircling it, you see the other Bay Area landmark mountains, the Pacific Ocean, San Francisco’s skyscrapers, and the ships on its great Bay. This trail guide includes the following trails: Saddle Loop Trail, Bog Trail, Eucalyptus Loop Trail, Dairy Ravine Loop, Summit Loop Trail, and Ridge Trail to East Peak Vista."

San Bruno Mountain Trip Reports

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I'm sure this would be a great hike, however, due to construction and renovation projects, the directions were not applicable. I would definitly bring a separate map to make your own way up to the summit.
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This is an athletic hike with incredible veiws of the entire bay area. The only down side is the parking lot at the summit.

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Trail Information

San Francisco
Nearby City
Stroller/Wheelchair Accessible
700 feet
Elevation Gain
Trail Type
Easy to Moderate
Skill Level
2–3 hours
After storms
San Bruno Mountain State and County Park
Local Contacts
USGS 7.5-min. San Francisco South
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