Date(s) - 07/08/2017
9:00 am - 1:30 pm
Our July 8 hike will be up and down the north side of Mt. San Bruno. There is a short loop along a small creek for families with children and, afterwards, a longer loop up to the ridge.

The Bog Trail starts near a picnic area and loops around a small creek bordered by ferns and tall shrubs such as Cotoneaster, coffeeberry, and blackberry. It’s well-shaded by willows and cypress trees. If you like, you can walk this ¾-mile loop and then stay to picnic and play in the nearby grassy meadow.

For those who prefer a slightly longer, more strenuous hike, we’ll cross the road and start up the Summit Loop Trail which climbs two miles and 780 feet to the aptly-named Radio Road that services a bunch of communications antennas. We’ll enjoy views of San Francisco Bay and the city skyline and then hike two miles down the Eucalyptus trail among low shrubs, wildflowers, and rocky outcroppings into a small eucalyptus grove at the bottom.

We’ll leave from UUFRC (2124 Brewster at Lowell) in Redwood City at 9amSaturday, July 8. Arrive early to arrange carpools. We’ll meet in the lower parking lot behind the toll booth ($6 entry fee) on Guadalupe Canyon Parkway near the restrooms and picnic area. The drive to San Bruno Mountain State and County Park will take about half an hour.
We’ll probably return to Redwood City in time for lunch but you may want to bring a snack. Binoculars might come in handy, too.

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