|   Rate it:

Level: Intermediate
Length: 2 mi (3.2 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: Loop
Elevation: +562/ -502 ft
Total: 75 riders

Mountain Biking Mount Sutro Historic Trail

****   Add a review
#113 of 1,003 mountain bike trails in California
#1,565 in the world

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 http://sutrostewards.org.

First added by bobsmo on Mar 28, 2012. Last updated May 7, 2020. → add an update
Before you go
  • Drinking water: unknown
  • Lift service: unknown
  • Night riding: unknown
  • Pump track: unknown
  • Restrooms: unknown
  • Fat bike grooming: unknown
  • E-bikes allowed: unknown
  • Fee required: unknown
This trail information is user-generated. Help improve this information by suggesting a correction.
Getting there
Fun downhill in San Francisco. Go up to the top of Mt. Sutro by way of Clarendon Ave. and Johnston Dr. Drop down from 800 ft to 400ft on this singletrack. All the way to Stanyan Ave/ 17th St.
I Rode It!   Add to another list

Mount Sutro Historic Trail Trail map

Add to or improve this map // Share this map on your website

Local Info

Club Sponsor


Local Bike Shop

Trail checkins

cameronclewis (on Jun 19, 2022)
What's this?

Upcoming Events

Add one

Trail conditions

Good (on Jun 19, 2022)
login to update

Camping & Lodging

Coming soon!

Mount Sutro Historic Trail videos

Add a video
We don't have any videos of this trail yet. Add one here.

Mountain Bike Trails Near San Francisco, California

Intermediate | 20 mi
Easiest | 2 mi
Intermediate | 19 mi
Easiest | 18 mi

Rider questions

Q: Kid (7-8 years old) friendly?
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.

Add a review



  • Tryang92

    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.

    Reply | Thank
  • Dylan000

    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

    Reply | Thank
  • Gcallas

    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

    Reply | Thank
  • luisandarcia

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

    Reply | Thank
  • Kirsten Seeto

    Great MTB option in the heart of San Francisco. Hardly any people there either! Track is in good condition.

    Reply | Thank
  • 11robertsonj

    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.

    Reply | Thank
  • cybergap

    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.

    Reply | Thank
  • jrsnot

    Awesome short trail network. Plan for a few laps.

    Reply | Thank
  • bobsmo

    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 http://sutrostewards.org* Review edited 3/28/2012

    Reply | Thank