San Mateo Parks County Parks states that “San Bruno Mountain Park is a landmark of local and regional significance, standing as a unique open-space island in the midst of the peninsula's urbanization at the northern end of the Santa Cruz Mountain Range. The Mountain's ridge line runs in an east-west configuration, with considerable slopes and elevations ranging from 250 feet to 1,314 feet at the summit. The 2,416 acres of rugged landscape offer excellent hiking opportunities and outstanding views of San Francisco and Central Bay Area.”
Meet at the picnic area near the entrance to the Saddle Loop Trail. Leaders will be there to greet from 10 -10:15, then hikers will walk about half a mile (15mins) to a spot with good views. Belongings should be light. Besides art materials, bring a hat, a lightweight chair, and a warm jacket. Washrooms next to the parking lots.
Directions to the Park: From Hwy 101 take exit 426A to Bayshore Blvd in Brisbane.
Proceed on Bayshore Boulevard to Guadalupe Canyon Parkway. Turn west on Guadalupe Canyon Parkway toward the Mountain and proceed up the hill for about 5 min to the park entrance on your right.
From Highway 280 North, take the Mission Street exit. Head left (north) on Junipero Serra Blvd. Turn right onto San Pedro Blvd. San Pedro Blvd will turn E Market Street, and E Market Street will turn into Guadalupe Canyon Parkway, which will take you eastward up the canyon. The Park entrance will be on your left toward the top of the hill.