San Bruno Mountain

EASY 119 reviews

San Bruno Mountain is a 3.6 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
3.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
669 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). Enjoy picturesque views of the entire Bay Area from the top. Take the Summit Loop trail for the most gradual way to the summit.

1 month ago

Lovely and easy. No water fountain

1 month 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
5 months ago

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

5 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.

6 months ago

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

hiking
7 months ago

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
7 months ago

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
7 months ago

Easy hike! Great view at the top

hiking
8 months ago

A great sight seeing hike for clear days

hiking
9 months ago

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
9 months ago

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.

hiking
Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Relatively easy hike with spectacular, albeit often hazy panoramic views of the Bay Area. An abundance of California wildflowers pepper the landscape. Clouds steam in over the mountain, and from the peak they seem close enough to reach out and touch. Can be quite cold, especially when fog rolls in and wind picks up. Watch out for poison oak.

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