San Bruno Mountain

EASY 162 reviews

San Bruno Mountain is a 3.4 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Brisbane, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
3.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
692 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

views

wild flowers

wildlife

no dogs

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.

10 days ago

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

hiking
10 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.

hiking
23 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

hiking
1 month ago

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

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!

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

7 months ago

Lovely and easy. No water fountain

7 months ago

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!

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.

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 :)

hiking
Monday, December 05, 2016

Nice hike but too windy...

Monday, November 28, 2016

really nice home with amazing views of the bay. a bit windy though

hiking
Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Nice hike with some pretty good views but a very windy area

hiking
Tuesday, July 05, 2016

Very misty and windy when we went so can't comment on the views but a nice easy little hike not far from San Francisco. Would come back on a clearer day for a quick afternoon stroll.

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Great view

birding
Wednesday, May 18, 2016

hiking
Thursday, March 31, 2016

Amazing view, good trails kid friendly took my 2 kids with me

hiking
Saturday, September 19, 2015

San Bruno Mountain End to End
Start at the end of Hoffman street in Daly City. Go up and hike along the ridge trail towards Brisbane. As you near the end start looking down the Brisbane side for what looks like a white water tower along Arthur Drive and Beatrice Road.

Take a lyft or head towards the main plaza to take a bus.

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