The area is at the northern reaches of the Santa Cruz range. The park provides Bay Area visitors with day-use facilities, hiking trails, and beautiful views of the city and the bay. The park is home to a wide variety of birds and animals as well as several endangered plant and butterfly species. The Mountain's ridge line runs in an east-west configuration, with considerable slopes and elevations ranging from 250 feet to 1,314 feet at the summit. The landscape offer excellent hiking opportunities and outstanding views of San Francisco and Central Bay Area. Park open year-round 8:00am to before Sunset

Great longer hike that's still close to the city. Beautiful views of San Francisco and the water along with wildflowers.

Great easy going hike right outside the city. Parking 6dollars.

on San Bruno Mountain

hiking
7 days ago

I won’t recommend this trail until they clean the poison oak. You must wear LONG pants and LONG SLEEVES T-shirt on this trail. Otherwise, the plants blocking the trail are going to scratch your skin :(
As they charge for parking, I am quite disappointed that the trail lacks of basic maintenance.

Beautiful views along the ridge trail and highly recommended as an orientation to the area. Only downside is the north/western part of the loop trail is not well maintained and is constricted with vegetation... leading to wet pants from the dew in the morning or exposure to cuts if wearing shorts. I recommend taking the direct portion of the loop trail (heads directly south from the trailhead) versus the longer route to the west which is not well maintained.

hiking
20 days ago

Pretty nice! Fairly easy hike with some great views. I’d recommend wearing long pants as the brush is tight to the path in some places. Lots of interesting wildflowers and a fair amount of wildlife (birds, rabbits). $6 to get in $6.25 with credit card).

hiking
1 month ago

Heard a hiss in the bush while on Eucalyptus trail. Did not stick around to investigate. I’m assuming big kitty. Otherwise a lovely experience. I would return.

camping
1 month ago

Love this place

Great hike! Took the ridge trail then the loop back tons of spring flowers right now.

Best close-to-downtown 1hr powerwalk. Sweeping views of Alameda, East Bay, City, Tam, and Pacifica. Often windy and exposed.

trail running
2 months ago

I ran clockwise on the Summit Loop trail and then 1.5 miles out and back onto the Ridge Trail before rejoining and finishing the Summit. In total it was 7 miles with 1200 feet elevation gain and I loved every minute of it as the views are gorgeous and the wildflowers are just starting to pop out! Beware of the poison oak!

3 months ago

Nice and pretty hike with view of San Francisco!

trail running
3 months ago

My staple trail while living in Oceanview. This is a great place for a morning run or walk. The trail is steep at some times but moderate and the views of SF are awesome!

Good hike really close to downtown SF, only 15-20 minutes driving! As the name suggests, the majority of this hike is fully exposed so bring sunscreen and a decent amount of water. Was surprised at the amount of fully grown poison oak along the trail this early in the season, and the trail is much narrower at the beginning than I anticipated, so long pants are a must!!

Great views of San Francisco. Unfortunately it might be very windy.

hiking
4 months ago

Easy hike with great views of San Francisco.

walking
4 months ago

Great views! Can get really windy so bring something to cover your ears!

ok if you live near San Francisco and want an easy walk in the morning or a picnic. We drove from San Jose did the whole thing and liked it but felt like there were many others better than this one without having to drive 1 hour

Lovely and easy. No water fountain

i have a sprained ankle and haven't hiked in 3 or 4 weeks. this was the perfect easy hike with some nice views to get back into it!

hiking
11 months ago

Overgrown in some parts but all around good. Saw some bunnies!

We've only done small pieces of this loop, but we love it. Getting up to the ridge path can be a bit of a haul, but the views are amazing all along the way. In the summer weather pattern you're basically walking right into the fog.

11 months ago

We've done part of this loop with small kids and it's beautiful and fairly easy. Not overly crowded when we've been there, either.

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Loved it, but the loop isn't clearly marked at the top. I ended up coming back down on the road.

hiking
Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Pretty easy hike. The view from the top is gorgeous!! Especially at sunset. Kinda weird with all the hydro lines or whatever that is in the area but still a nice, easy hike.

hiking
Monday, May 15, 2017

Pretty nice trail, with a good view back at the city including an awesome panoramic view of Bay to Breakers. There were a few wildflowers on display. Make sure to wear long pants, as the brush is tight in to the trail in many places (occasionally with thorns).

hiking
Saturday, May 06, 2017

Easy hike! Great view at the top

hiking
Sunday, April 02, 2017

A great sight seeing hike for clear days

hiking
Saturday, March 18, 2017

Nice easy trail with great views over Daly, Colma, South San Francisco, the airport and San Francisco city. We had luck with a clear day and the views of tSF were amazing! At the summit we took a little detour of the trail, and walked on the road for a bit aside of the broadcast towers to check the views on the other side, but not so much to see there except for the west side of Signal hill.

on Saddle Loop Trail

hiking
Saturday, March 04, 2017

Great hike for beginners. You get some awesome views of South San Francisco and San Francisco itself. The Bog Trail was very muddy when I went (due to the recent storms) but that didn't discourage or upset me. It was all part of the hiking experience! All around decent hike!

walking
Saturday, February 18, 2017

Great view of the South Bay! My favorite side trail is the bog trail, and if you go early enough in the morning you can catch the wild rabbits grazing along the saddle loop! BRING SOMETHING TO COVER YOUR EARS! Very windy, but worth it :)

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