I hit the summit on my way through town to visit a buddy who lived up in Marin County. No problem finding the trailhead, even with Gary Suttle's somewhat dated 1993 description. It was at night, and a bit chilly on the summit, but the view of the city lights was awesome.
I must disagree with the comment from the description that county highpointing is the only reason you would want to visit Mount Davidson. There is a quite a nice view of the City from the summit here.
That being said, I generally prefer Twin Peaks for views of the city, less obstruction and a totally clear view downtown to the financial district.
A rather unique peak, my wife, friends and I went to the top to cap off a great 30th birthday weekend. Great Views!!!
With Bob, quite possibly the weakest day we've ever spent out: Vaca, this one, and then two other equally forgettable bumps whose names I can't even remember down near San Jose. With the exception of North Pal last summer, I think this may have been the last time I went out highpointing.
On my way back to the office from a job site, I saw the cross on the hill, and knew I had to ascend, ASCEND! to the mount.
it was very spiritual it wasn't very spiritual. the subject matter is perfect for my book the subject matter isn't perfect for my book.
eh, not much of a "Mount". T'was raining, but the clouds were high enough for a nice view of SF.