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Best trails in Mount Sutro Open Space Reserve

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Explore the most popular trails in Mount Sutro Open Space Reserve with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.
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Map of trails in Mount Sutro Open Space Reserve
Park information
Acreage:
61 acres
Park hours
Monday
5:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
5:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
5:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
5:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday
5:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
5:00 am - 12:00 am
Sunday
5:00 am - 12:00 am
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Top trails (4)
#1 - Mount Sutro Loop
Mount Sutro Open Space Reserve
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Length: 2 mi • Est. 49 m
Note: Part of this trail may be closed for maintenance. Explore this nook of wilderness that is near the UCSF campus, this greenbelt has a native garden and is a great respite from busy urban life of the city. This loop can be started from several locations, we suggest beginning along the Historic Trail at the intersection of 17th and Stanyan. Street parking is also available on Clarendon Avenue near Johnstone Drive. Starting along the Historic Trail, turn left at the wooden carving to get on the Fairy Gates Trail. Using the East Ridge Trail to reach the peak of Mt. Sutro, you will descend back down to the Historic Trail, which will wind you through the woods and back to the starting point.Show more
#2 - Mount Sutro to Twin Peaks
Mount Sutro Open Space Reserve
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Length: 4.1 mi • Est. 2 h 20 m
#3 - Twin Peaks and Mount Sutro Loop
Mount Sutro Open Space Reserve
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Length: 5.1 mi • Est. 2 h 46 m
#4 - Fairy Gates Trail
Mount Sutro Open Space Reserve
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Length: 0.8 mi • Est. 28 m