There are many attractions available in San Mateo County in which San Bruno is a city in San Mateo County, California, United States. San Bruno was incorporated in 1914. The last census population was 41,114 at the 2010 census with the location of north at 37°37′31″ and west of 122°25′31″. The San Bruno city is very adjacent to San Francisco International Airport and Golden Gate National Cemetery and is located between South San Francisco and Millbrae. The city is approximately 12 miles or 19 km south of downtown San Francisco. The San Bruno city has a total area of 5.5 square miles or 14 square km all of it land according to the United States Census Bureau. The city has excellent view where spreads from the mostly flat lowlands near San Francisco Bay. The city is into the foothills of the Santa Cruz Mountains which is awesomely rising to more than 600 feet above sea level in Crestmoor. It is also more than 700 feet above sea level in Portola Highlands. The San Bruno is having City Hall which is exactly sits at an elevation of 41 feet above the sea level officially. There are very hilly area where you can enjoy hiking and riding, these are as Portions of Mills Park, Crestmoor, and Rollingwood where featuring canyons and ravines. There are many Creeks available in the city where all of them are now in the tunnels. These creeks are flow from springs in the hills toward San Francisco Bay. Here in the west of Skyline Boulevard and outside of city limits is San Andreas Lake. It gave its name to the San Andreas Fault. San Francisco water department are using one of several reservoirs of lake which is providing water to San Francisco and several communities in San Mateo County, including San Bruno west of I-280.
San Bruno Mountain – Summit Loop Trail
There are many trails present near the San Bruno City where one of the best trails is Summit loop trail. This is a great hike for a very clear day in the Bay Area. Where there are multiple places to take great photos. But again if the day is very clear than only you can enjoy full day hiking and riding. From top of the summit loop trail you can see San Francisco, Colma, and the Pacific Ocean. The trail leads from the parking lot straight up the mountain to the Radio/TV Towers. It’s a very single file dirt trail where no dogs or bikes are allowed. You can start your trail at the Trailhead at the Parking lot on the popular summit loop trail. You can also start the trail from the service road (basically the reverse route of the normal way). This way you will capture the BEST views on your way back and while you are headed downhill. So you have view all the way down, rather than having to turn around each time to enjoy the view. All in all, it was a nice morning hike that I would do again on a very clear day. Basics: The area of trails belongs to San Bruno Mountain State and County Park. The trail is very famous as you see in trail Map.The length of the summit loop trial is 3.13 miles that is moderate Hike which is 2 hours with stops. The trail is actually of Loop style type and it is single File dirt trail. It is having some stops along the way. There are two road crosses at the top but you will definitely find no traffic which is also somewhat well marked. There is some restriction in the trail where bikers are not allowed because it is not biker’s trial and your loveable pets are also not allowed. But there is no restriction on cameras. The Radio Road turnoff on Guadalupe Canyon Parkway is the entrance. Now get to the Trailhead by turning RIGHT after passing the Gatehouse, the road will go back under the Parkway. There is fee applicable for this trail that is $5. Tips: Pick a nice clear day for this hike as San Bruno Mountain can be a magnet for clouds and fog. Paid parking is available inside the State Park entrance off Guadalupe Canyon Parkway, So don’t worry about the parking. San Bruno city and its nearby trails and locations are the great place to visit. Stay at the Howard Johnson hotel near San Francisco International Airport offering complimentary Breakfast and High Speed Internet and witness the beauty of San Bruno and San Francisco. The luxurious rooms of our San Francisco Airport hotel are fully equipped with Hair Dryer, Iron / Ironing Board, Coffee / Tea Maker, Microwave / Refrigerator and many more other amenities. To relax in these rooms after a busy and tiring day, make a reservation directly at http://www.hojosanbruno.com/guestrooms