Mount Sutro Map & Trails



Starting this weekend, UCSF will close sections of Medical Center Way in the Mount Sutro Open Space Reserve  to safely remove dead and dying trees along the road. Through traffic along Medical Center Way will be restricted during this time.

Saturday January 11
On Saturday January 11, access to the Surge and Woods parking lots will only be from Parnassus Avenue. Access on Medical Center Way from Johnstone will be restricted. Historic Trail at Medical Center Way will be closed due to safety.

The North Ridge trails will be closed and visitors will be redirected. The Edgewood trail will be closed intermittently. Signs will indicate trail closures. For your safety and the safety of the workers, please obey posted signage in the Reserve. Flaggers and forestry technicians will be present to assist with directing pedestrain and vehicular traffic.

Saturday January 18 and 25, February 1 and 8 Impacts
On Saturday January 18 and 25, and February 1 and 8, access to the Surge and Woods parking lots will only be from Johnstone Drive. Access on Medical Center Way from Parnassus Avenue will be restricted. No trail closures are anticipated during this period. 

Suggested Routes & Trip Reports

November 29, 2018

Reprinted from

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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