Crissy Field and the Palace of Fine Arts

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Crissy Field and the Palace of Fine Arts is a 3.3 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near San Francisco, CA that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

3.3 miles 43 feet Loop

dog friendly

kid friendly

birding

hiking

road biking

trail running

walking

beach

views

wild flowers

wildlife

Crissy Field is a stunning park site within the Golden Gate National Parks. Crissy Field's 100 acres of wild, windswept shoreline are a favorite place for walkers, joggers, boardsailors, bicyclists, thousands of birds and the occasional seal. Originally a rich salt marsh and gathering ground for native people, Crissy Field was later the landing site of Spanish explorers and Russian, English and Boston traders. In 1915, the Panama Pacific International Exposition was held here, and shortly after, the area became one of the country's foremost military airfields and part of a U.S. army post. With generous community support, Crissy Field has been transformed into a spectacular national parkland. The 100-acre site is included within the Golden Gate National Recreation Area and the Presidio of San Francisco. Along with the entire Presidio, it was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1962. As part of the site restoration effort in 1998-2000, individuals and groups from schools, corporations and civic organizations put in more than 100,000 native plants to help restore natural systems at Crissy Field. Community volunteers continue to play an important role in sustaining long-term stewardship of this national parkland. Paved trail with magnificent views of the SF Bay and Golden Gate Bridge while walking west and city scape views on the return. This is one of the most beautiful walks in SF.

walking
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hiking
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3 months ago

Lucky for me, I run this trail with my dog during the afternoons when traffic is light. It is by far my (and my dogs) favorite place.

4 months ago

7 months ago

Love that there is so many great views and so much open space. Nice place to take a walk or a nap.

hiking
11 months ago

Nice bay view

11 months ago

walking
1 year ago

1 year ago

Probably the best view of the entire Golden Gate Bridge. Also fabulous views of Alcatraz and Angel Island. It is generally packed with tourists but there's enough space for everyone. There's also a restaurant, warming huts, fishing piers and Fort Point close by.

walking
1 year ago

Beautiful walk / run! If you're in the area, wouldn't miss it. Golden gate, Alcatraz, city views as well as pelican, seals, sailboats and surfers.

hiking
2 years ago

I joined a hiking group and we started here before walking over to golden gate bridge and heading to marin headlands to kirby cove. It has a good view of GGB.

birding
3 years ago

Great birding! The lagoon offers great views of ducks and sandpipers. The beach has a protected area for endangered Snowy Plovers that you can watch. Lots of loons and grebes in the bay as well. Downside is the wind that can pick up pretty quickly and all the tourists, but during the week it's pretty mellow.

hiking
3 years ago

Beautiful views. Lots if tourists.

walking
3 years ago

I live near by. Great views of the bridge and island.
And it's packed with tourist on rented bikes, lots of strollers, screaming children & folks running from god knows what.
Not super relaxing but the view can make worth the time