Rating:
Area: San Francisco Peninsula
Distance: 7 miles
Type: Out & Back
Difficulty: Medium
Elevation gain: 1,400ft (from 750 - 1,200ft)

Looming large over San Francisco and the northern peninsula, the wilderness preserve of San Bruno Mountain state and county park is home 2,750 acres of native flora and fauna including several endangered species.

We've previously explored the Summit Loop Trail which for the most part is nestled within the Guadalupe Canyon and surrounded by nothing but natural surroundings. In stark contrast, the Ridge Trail spends most of its time high above the urban sprawl, but provides grandstand views of the spectacular bay area geography.

Check out our guide and map, which covers this trail along with others on San Bruno Mountain.

iPhone and Android downloads with :
- Trailspotting Guides: San Bruno Mt Ridge Trail & Summit Loop

Tangents:

- Trailspotting Images: San Bruno Mtn Ridge Trail on Flickr
- San Bruno State Park

Peninsula Trails: Hiking and Biking Trails on the San Francisco Peninsula by Jean Rusmore