Join Ken and Dee Himes for a hike along the Summit Loop Trail to see early flowering plants in the coastal scrub and coastal grassland plant communities. We expect to see footsteps of spring (Sanicula arctopoides), Franciscan wallflower (Erysimum franciscanum) and the endemic San Bruno Mountain manzanita (Arctostaphylos imbricata). The hike will be 3.5 to 4 miles in length with 800 feet in elevation changes.
Directions: From Hwy. 101 northbound, take the Old Bay- shore/Brisbane exit and proceed north on Old Bayshore, past the town of Brisbane. Make a left turn onto Guadalupe Cyn. Pkwy., and follow it uphill (west) about a mile and a half to the park entrance. We will meet at the parking lot just beyond the entrance kiosk. There is a $6 day use/ parking fee at pay station; bring exact change or credit card.