California Department of Fish and Wildlife

San Bruno Mountain Ecological Reserve - San Mateo County

Wildlife Viewing Hiking Allowed
The symbols above are activities permitted on this Ecological Reserve. Click for more info.

Map: Directional Map (PDF)

Location: City of Brisbane, 8 miles south of San Francisco, adjacent to San Bruno Mtn. County Park

Directions: Hwy 101 to Bayshore Blvd, west on Valley Drive or Guadalupe Parkway, south onto Hill Dr.

Description: The 83 acre ecological reserve is on the north slope of San Bruno Mtn and within parts of Owl and Buckeye Canyons. Along the canyon bottoms and streams is riparian habitat of Calif buckeye, oaks, bays and willows. Drier areas are a mixture of grasslands and stunted shrubs. San Bruno Mtn is unique for its Franciscan fog zone flora which is distinct from other coastal areas. Look for a variety of songbirds, raptors, owls and small mammals. Terrain is steep and rugged for hiking.


ST/WLB 10/08