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San Bruno Mountain State Park

Guadalupe Canyon Pkwy

Daly City, CA 94014

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Leader: Doug Allshouse

The Summit Trail is a very popular and spectacular 3-mile loop that stretches over the northern portion of the mountain and is the most species-rich trail. It passes through a logged eucalyptus forest and descends past active seeps until it reaches April Brook. We’ll see horsetails, fringe cups, iris, coast rock cress, and at least five ferns. From there we head up to Bitter Cherry Ridge with rocky outcrops covered with fog lichens and views of the ocean and the Daly City dunes. If we have time we’ll check out Kamchatka Point and some endemic manzanitas and huckleberries then descend to the parking lot through Cable Ravine. Elevation gain on the trail is about 700 feet. There is a $6 entrance fee (cash, credit/debit card) payable at the pay station. Meet at the parking lot on the other side of Guadalupe Canyon Parkway by turning right at the stop sign just past the kiosk/pay station and follow the road under the parkway. Bring a lunch and layers of clothing because, due to the marine influence, the weather is a box of chocolates; you never know what to expect. Heavy rain cancels. Contact Doug at dougsr228@comcast.net, or call/text 415-269-9967 if you have questions.

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