Mount Sutro Map & Trails

Recent Trail Closures

Due to the increased use of Mount Sutro during the shelter-in-place, UCSF has made series of trail changes.


The following trails are open to hikers only: Fairy Gates Trail, Lower South Ridge Loop, Mystery Trail and West Ridge Trail.


For Bikers, Historic Trail is one way from Medical Center to South Ridge Trail.

We want to remind everyone to follow all trail etiquette, especially when yielding to other users. Please remember to maintain 6 feet of physical distancing and wear a mask when you cannot physically distance.

Suggested Routes & Trip Reports

November 29, 2018

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I'm embarrassed to confess that it took me nearly 20 years of San Francisco living to discover the trails of Mount Sutro. I have no good excuse -- I even lived a few blocks away from Mount Sutro and...

January 31, 2018

Trail Run Through Mount Sutro to Twin Peaks

Distance: ~3.2 to 4.5 miles depending on route

Elevation gain: ~500’

Route overview: Edgewood > Historic > Gardeners > Meadow > East Ridge > Twin Peaks > Fairy Gates > His...

January 30, 2018

Hike Report: Bird Watching While Walking from the Neighborhood to Trails on the UCSF Mount Sutro Open Space Reserve

In the 1970s I dreamed of being able to walk from my flat on Parnassus Avenue through the neighborhood to the...

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