San Bruno Mountain is the nearest wilderness to the homes of over one million people. Our docent-led hikes in this native ecosystem are a unique experience for people to learn about nature in their own area and understand the need to become involved in its protection.

We lead hikes three Saturdays a month, with additional seasonal hikes. Hikes are open to the public and free, although we request a donation of $15 if you are able. 

Visit our events page for a full calendar and description of events.

Paul Bouscal leading a hike

CANYON HIKES

Paul Bouscal, a Mountain Watch Board Member, leads “Canyon Hikes” on San Bruno Mountain on the first and third Saturdays of every month. Paul lives on the mountain, and is a wealth of knowledge about his backyard! His hikes meet at the Mountain Watch office at 44 Visitacion Ave., Suite 206 in Brisbane at 10:00 AM (Hike ends at approx. 1:30 PM).  Paul’s hikes are rated 2B by the Sierra Club (less than 6 miles long, 1000+ft. elevation gain.)  He typically goes at a moderate pace with many stops, and the terrain can be steep at times. Bring water, sun protection, and a snack or lunch. Wear sturdy shoes, long pants, and layered clothing. 

David Schooley leading a hike

founder's hike

David Schooley, founder of San Bruno Mountain Watch, leads hikes on the 4th Saturday of each month. David's deep knowledge of the mountain and his love of nature will touch those who hike with him.  He typically goes at a moderate pace with many stops, and the terrain can be steep at times. His hikes meet at the Mountain Watch office at 44 Visitacion Ave., Suite 206 in Brisbane at 10:00 AM (Hike ends at approx. 1:30 PM).  It is necessary to sign up in advance for these hikes. Sign up below or call the Mountain Watch office at 415-467-6631Bring water, sun protection, and a snack or lunch. Wear sturdy shoes, long pants, and layered clothing.

 

education & outreach

San Bruno Mountain Watch also hosts school groups and works with educators to incorporate the "natural classroom" of San Bruno Mountain into school activities and curriculum. If you are an educator and would like to take a hike with your class or work with us please email info@mountainwatch.com.

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