Mount Sutro Historic Trail

4.20 out of 5
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↑ 800 ft
↓ 400 ft
elevation (ft)

Trail Description
About this trail
Fun ride through the Mt. Sutro forest. Technical signal track that has some big drops if you slip on "Historic Trail". A lot of cutbacks going down to Stanyan St. exit. This trail is well maintained by volunteers at
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Trail Features
Trail features
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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Trail Q&A
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Q: Kid (7-8 years old) friendly? -Adam Van Winkle

A: I'd do a ride through without the kid before just so you know where the sketchy spots are. There are some parts that are pretty narrow and could be dangerous for kids, but the most part, its pretty mild.

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Reviews (10)

Granny Gear

May 3, 2018
Tryang92 Granny Gear  
Review: I really can't say enough good stuff about this trail, if you live in the city and you mountain bike, you have to check this spot out, end of story.

Granny Gear

March 20, 2018
Dylan000 Granny Gear  
Review: Fun trail good for beginners but experienced riders will have fun on this to it also has so difficult sections so you wont get bored

Granny Gear

June 12, 2017
Gcallas Granny Gear  
Review: Worth a ride with the knobby tread if you are looking to get in a quickie. Make sure not to go during the weekend as it gets busy and there are many hikers with dogs and kids. I wouldn't call this trail technical, can definitely be done on a cross bike. Link with Twin Peaks and it can even be taken down to Glen Canyon

Granny Gear

February 18, 2017
Review: This place is a hidden gem in the city. Single tracks, great climb and can get very technical at times.

Bunny Hop

July 12, 2015
Review: Great MTB option in the heart of San Francisco. Hardly any people there either! Track is in good condition.

Granny Gear

July 6, 2015
Review: Not very many miles of trails, but super easy to ride to if you live in the city. Well maintained single track, but not unpopular for hikers, so keep your head up and be ready to stop.

Granny Gear

January 15, 2014
cybergap Granny Gear  
Review: Fantastic heart pumper in the middle of the city. A hidden gem great for locals that can't do a full day ride. Short and sweet with some good grades.


December 15, 2013
jrsnot Trailblazer  
Review: Awesome short trail network. Plan for a few laps.

September 27, 2013
Review: I ride here everyday, sometimes twice per day. There are three main trails (Historic, North Ridge, East Ridge) linked up by cutoffs. There are other trails--west ridge, mystery and fairy gates--that act as conduits to make loops, links etc. Little jumps, and handful of berms...all up and down. And like some commentators said... there is penalty in the form of drop offs on many of the trails. Well maintained, never too tech, and few hikers as long as it's the middle of a weekday. Basically all singletrack...but there are a few areas of double.


March 29, 2012
bobsmo Gramcounter  
Review: Had a blast riding down this trail. Its a little crouded with hikers but that will give you a chance to slow down and not slip off the steep cliff. The trail is well taken care of by

* Review edited 3/28/2012

Mount Sutro Historic Trail MTB Trail 4.20 out of 5 based on 10 ratings. 10 user reviews.
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