Twin Peaks – Mt. Sutro Connector Trail Improvement Project


The proposed project will formalize a trail from Twin Peaks Blvd. to Mt Sutro via Marview Way, around Sutro Tower, on to La Avanzada St. and then Clarendon Ave. TP_Mt Sutro trail primaryThis proposed connector would follow the unofficial paths currently frequented by pedestrians and bicyclists. Our hope is to organize trail volunteers for a work day in Summer of 2016 to formalize this trail connector.

This is a jiont partnership between the SFPUC and Rec and Park.

Click here for a location map.

If you have questions or comments on this project, or would like to get involved, please contact the Natural Areas Manager at

Twin Peaks Figure 8 Redesign Next Steps

Thanks again to all who came to our community open house this Spring and to those who provided input via email. We have integrated much of this feedback and have a preliminary conceptual design for a linear park or “promenade” in the location of the closed roadway. Project Manager Melinda … Continue reading

Call for Input: Twin Peaks Promenade Concept Design

Thanks to the 30+ community members who made it out to Midtown Terrace Clubhouse for our open house this Tuesday evening to review concept design progress for a new promenade along the eastern half of the Twin Peaks “Figure 8.” For those of you who couldn’t make it out, we … Continue reading

Reminder: May 8 Open House for Twin Peaks Figure 8 Promenade Design

A reminder that this Tuesday we are hosting an Open House to review and collect input on proposed designs for the eastern half of the Twin Peaks Boulevard “Figure 8 Promenade:” Tuesday, May 8, 2018 6:30 – 8:00 pm Midtown Terrace Clubhouse Clarendon Ave + Olympia Way The purpose of … Continue reading

Save the Date: May 8 Open House for Twin Peaks Figure 8 Concept Design

Save the date and join us for an Open House to review and collect input on proposed designs for the eastern half of the Twin Peaks Boulevard “Figure 8”: Tuesday, May 8, 2018 6:30 – 8:00 pm Midtown Terrace Clubhouse Clarendon Ave + Olympia Way Rec and Park staff, together … Continue reading

Twin Peaks Figure 8 Redesign Updates

Rec and Park staff, together with SFMTA staff, recommend extending the Twin Peaks Figure 8 Pilot, which uses paint and concrete barriers to designate the eastern half of the Figure 8 roadway for people walking and biking. The Pilot has been in place since July 2016, during which time the … Continue reading

Twin Peaks Pilot Promenade Online Survey Closing July 26

A year ago, on July 13, 2016, the eastern half of the “Figure 8” roadway loop of Twin Peaks Boulevard was transformed to a car-free area for people gazing, hiking and biking on top of San Francisco’s famous Twin Peaks.  This pilot project was legislated by the SFMTA and is part of a … Continue reading

Twin Peaks Trails Opened This Afternoon

The newly aligned, more sustainable trail adjacent to Mission Blue Butterfly habitat opened to the public this afternoon!  Improvements include the replacement of deteriorated steps, new wayfinding signs, erosion control and habitat protection. This work was funded by the 2008 Clean & Safe Neighborhood Parks Bond and by a Habitat … Continue reading

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Community input on the proposed Twin Peaks – Mt Sutro Connector Trail
February 2, 2016 6:30-8:00 pm, Midtown Terrace Clubhouse


  • Vital green corridor trail connection linking open space *******
  • Bay Area Ridge Trail approves trail route and linkage
  • Promotion of healthy recreation*
  • Promotion of habitat restoration
  • Sutro Stewards approves trail route and linkage
  • People are already using the trail, therefore a good idea to improve and formalize trail
  • Supportive of multiuse trail proposal
  • Supportive that increased usage will ‘activate’ space and discourage undesirable usage****
  • Supportive of proposed project and more earthen trails****
  • Would like to see signage prohibiting wildlife feeding
  • Prefer alternate trail through Sutro Inc. property
  • Would like to see trail wrap around North side of Summit Reservoir*


  • Increased homeless activity due to greater access and visibility of the trail
  • Habitat degradation due to increased use*
  • Off--leash dog use and professional dog walkers***
  • Speeding cars at the Marview / Palo Alto street crossing
  • Increased criminal activity**
  • New trail construction creating redundant existing trails
  • Drainage runoff from new trail construction at the end of Dellbrook
  • Increased use will promote illegal trail building
  • Creating too much access***
  • Increased traffic / parking challenges**
  • Increased public defecation/urination due to no access to restroom
  • Lack of maintenance from increased usage and trash**
  • Soil erosion from trail construction* North of Marview, move trail upslope of current trail


  • Is it possible for MTA to narrow Twin Peaks Blvd to reduce the need for habitat disturbance
  • How will hikers cross Clarendon, crosswalk?

* Indicates additional comment made in support of this statement