East Peak Loop and Ridgeline Trail

MODERATE 34 reviews

East Peak Loop and Ridgeline Trail is a 9.2 mile loop trail located near Brisbane, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
9.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1669 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

views

wild flowers

wildlife

no dogs

Enjoy stunning views on the Ridge Trail. The ridge runs in an East West direction and offers great views of the city. Start at the top of San Bruno Mountain and continue along the ridge. Hike the popular wilderness preserve on this great San Francisco Peninsula hike. 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.

hiking
8 days ago

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

hiking
10 days ago

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
3 months ago

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!!

hiking
11 months ago

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.

hiking
Sunday, July 17, 2016

Summit loop-Narrow trail, great views

Sunday, June 12, 2016

Awesome park however it is not a dog trail at all!!!

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Went on the Ridge trail trek. Good little 2.5 mile trail down and another 2.5 miles back. Great views of San Francisco when the weather is clear. Not very crowded considering the views it provides.

Thursday, December 06, 2012

Close to the city and enjoyable enough. You still get city noise on the ridge but you have 360 degree views--bay to South San Francisco to ocean horizon to city skyline. Be sure to have exactly $6 to pay for parking. Do not follow the parking directions on the mobile app--they wound me through a neighborhood where there was no trailhead--or least that I could find.

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