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#19 of 90 state parks in California

Best trails in San Bruno Mountain State Park

917 Reviews
Looking for a great trail in San Bruno Mountain State Park, California? AllTrails has 6 great hiking trails, trail running trails, walking trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Just looking to take a quick stroll? We've got 4 easy trails in San Bruno Mountain State Park ranging from 0.8 to 3.4 miles and from 675 to 1,207 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
Description

Located on the south side of San Francisco, this unique state park boasts incredible views of the city and the bay. The park has miles of trails, which are great for bird watching and wildflower viewing. There isn't much for shade here, so bring a hat and sunscreen!

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Map of trails in San Bruno Mountain State Park
Park information
Acreage:
2,326 acres
Park hours
Monday
8:00 am - dusk
Tuesday
8:00 am - dusk
Wednesday
8:00 am - dusk
Thursday
8:00 am - dusk
Friday
8:00 am - dusk
Saturday
8:00 am - dusk
Sunday
8:00 am - dusk
Contact
650-363-4020
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Top trails (6)
#1 - San Bruno Mountain
San Bruno Mountain State Park
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Length: 3.4 mi • Est. 1 h 50 m
Hike to the summit of San Bruno Mountain (1,314 feet). Enjoy picturesque views of the entire Bay Area from the top. Take the Summit Loop trail for the most gradual way to the summit.Show more
#2 - Saddle Loop Trail
San Bruno Mountain State Park
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Length: 2.7 mi • Est. 1 h 15 m
Explore the Saddle of San Bruno Mountain State Park. This loop option offers nice views and pleasant wooded areas. A great loop for hikers of all ages. Take the Saddle Loop Trail to the Bog TrailShow more
#3 - Summit Loop Trail and Ridge Trail
San Bruno Mountain State Park
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Length: 9.2 mi • Est. 4 h 50 m
Looming large over San Francisco and the northern peninsula, the wilderness preserve of San Bruno Mountain State and County park is home to several rare and endangered species of flora, fauna and wildlife, including the elfin butterfly. The San Bruno Mountain Summit Loop and Ridge Trail offers stunning views of the Pacific Ocean, San Francisco and the Central Bay Area as well as numerous wildlife and plant viewing opportunities. San Bruno Mountain can often be windy and covered in clouds and fog so check the weather forecast before heading out if you’re looking to enjoy the views. Paid parking is available inside the State Park entrance off Guadalupe Canyon Parkway. Dogs and pets are not allowed on this route. Once you park, take the Summit Loop Trail to Ridge Trail and follow it as far as it goes. On your way back, take a right back onto the Summit Loop Trail and return to the parking lot. Note: the Summit Loop Trail can be overgrown so best to wear pants and closed-toe shoes on this hike. Show more
#4 - San Bruno Summit via Hillside Blvd
San Bruno Mountain State Park
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Length: 4 mi • Est. 2 h 20 m
#5 - San Bruno Mountain Bog Trail
San Bruno Mountain State Park
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Length: 0.8 mi • Est. 20 m
Parking fee $6. Entry fee waivers may be available - please check with the park's website. The Bog Trail in San Bruno Mountain State and County Park is loop trail that connects back at the trail head. The trail is a dirt trail with some sections with gravel. There are several benches to sit and enjoy some quite time. The trail has two small wooden bridges over Colma Creek. Mixture of shady and sunny sections.Show more
#6 - Eucalyptus Loop Trail
San Bruno Mountain State Park
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Length: 1 mi • Est. 25 m
The Eucalyptus Loop Trail in San Bruno Mountain State and County Park is loop trail that connects back at the trail head parking lot. The trail is a dirt trail with some sections with gravel. The trail goes through a eucalyptus forest, coastal scrubs, and open grasslands. The trail offers views of the San Francisco city skyline and the bay. Show more