San Bruno Mountain

EASY 156 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.

3.4 miles
692 feet

kid friendly


nature trips

trail running


bird watching



wild flowers


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.

1 day ago

Super fun with a great variety of vegetation.

no shade
2 months ago

2 months ago

Bring good walking shoes,be careful of poison oak and watch your steps because of rocks,so you won’t twist your ankles.

mountain biking
4 months ago

Nice for beginner mountain bikers. Nice views but short trails. Will get board easily

5 months ago

The trail of poison oak has been cleaned up! Excellent easy trail. Great for getting the blood going! If your are not a fan of wind, this might not be for you. Bring a jacket and just enjoy the fact that you are alive! It’s a beautiful world out there! Take time to enjoy this mountain and it’s beauty. A quick escape from SF.

7 months ago

I caught out after dark going the wrong way on this mountain. Now I always carry a headlamp

8 months ago

Quick and easy trail to feel like you’re “getting out of the city”. Great panoramic views at the top. A lot of shaded areas along the route. The peak is typically windy, cold and foggy so bring a jacket with you. Parking is $6.

9 months ago

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

9 months 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.

9 months 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).

10 months 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.

10 months ago

Love this place

10 months ago

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

trail running
Wednesday, March 21, 2018

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!

Tuesday, March 06, 2018

Nice and pretty hike with view of San Francisco!

Thursday, February 08, 2018

Easy hike with great views of San Francisco.

Sunday, January 28, 2018

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

Tuesday, January 02, 2018

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

Monday, October 23, 2017

Lovely and easy. No water fountain

Sunday, October 22, 2017

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!

Thursday, July 13, 2017

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

Tuesday, July 04, 2017

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.

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.

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).

Saturday, May 06, 2017

Easy hike! Great view at the top

Sunday, April 02, 2017

A great sight seeing hike for clear days

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.

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 :)

Monday, December 05, 2016

Nice hike but too windy...

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