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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 is primarily used for hiking, running, and nature trips and is accessible year-round.

Length 3.4 mi Elevation gain 692 ft Route type Loop

Kid friendly

Hiking

Nature trips

Running

Views

Wild flowers

No shade

No dogs

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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.

Park at the Saddle Staging Area.

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Reviews (378)
Photos (405)
Recordings (360)
Completed (796)
Thibault DW
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Hiking

Great hike close to the city One way

Nicole Weber
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HikingNo shade

Great views! Great hike. Not crowded at all! Well maintained.

Sherril Wang
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HikingNo shade

Great trail that were easy to follow. Pretty good signage along the way so you don’t get lost. Some parts of the trail are tight with a lot of overgrown shrubbery. Some trails are modified to be one-way only. Some other hikers weren’t following it and got us super confused if we were going the right way. We ended up backtracking a bit and got lost for a sec before realizing we were on the right path before.

Hector Rivera
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Hiking

I started walking in the city and took the Royce Ave entrance. I would only recommend if you are planning to get all the way up to the summit loop trail. It is very unstable and very deserted, we didn’t see anyone else. At times it felt unsafe. Not kid friendly.

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Meko Ma
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Lisa H
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Hiking

Foggy. Would be a five star if sun was out the whole time.

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Matteo Cirigliano
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Hiking

Great Trail, good views, not a lot of shade, but worth it. Some good areas to do interval running. Take some of the shoot off trails for more views. Venture further up the main road at the top by the Radio towers for views of the Airport to the City skyline.

Luke Harrington
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HikingFeeNo shade

Good overdoing the city trail. Mostly exposed.

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Bình Lê
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Hiking

So many wild blooms on this trail, great view of Sutro tower and DT SF

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Tyler Chuck
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Hiking

Hiked this one again. Was a cloudy day, so the view wasn’t as good from up top, but still a lovely trail and a nice walk!

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Barney Rogers
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Barry Timko
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Hiking

Great views of Bay Area. Trail is in good condition

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Tyler Chuck
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HikingFee

A gem of a trail with incredible views in all directions of San Francisco, San Bruno, Colma, and the East Bay. Trail is extremely well marked and is marked to go one way, making for less trail congestion. Saw relatively few people on the route. Parked on Crocker Avenue and took the Old Guadalupe Trail to the parking lot to avoid paying the fee.

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Allison K.
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HikingOver grownRocky

Pretty nice trail. Awesome views of the bay. Lots of lush foliage. Beware though if you enter from the south western neighborhood on Royce Way. Very steep and rocky incline to get to the loop. Wasn’t too bad going up but due to loose rocks and dirt, coming down was pretty challenging.

Stavros Nikolaos
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Savannah Hicks
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Hiking

Steep up & down from where I entered at Firtrh Canyon Park up time the first little peak. Once you get out of the canyon there is little shade and it’s pretty rocky/sandy, so coming back down was a bit dodgy. Gorgeous panoramic views of the airport all the way to Mt. Tam from the first peak though!

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Julia Whittley
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Suzanna Flom
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Hiking

Great workout if you’re trail running! Go clockwise to do the hill first, then a mellow grade back down.

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mike Scott
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great trail fun hike, personally I recommend going clockwise and knocking out the elevation gain first.

Miya Win
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William D
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Hiking

One of my fave hikes for views of San Francisco

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Clinton St. Clair
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Took long to enjoy the space but awesome view and beautiful land!

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