Explore the best trails near San Francisco with detailed reviews, photos, trail maps, and driving directions curated by hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.



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trail locations for San Francisco, California

Excellent trail beautiful scenery a must to see sunset breath taking

This route can be a run, walk, bike, or drive. However you choose to explore it, the views of the Golden Gate bridge and the Pacific are excellent. I walked it with the pups and made a loop out of it. Some things you may want to explore on or near this route include the World War ll Memorial, Immigrant Point, the Sand Ladder down to Baker Beach, and the various buildings, batteries, and overlooks along the way. I parked in East Battery (paid parking) just East of the bridge but there is plenty of free parking West of the bridge in several places along Lincoln Blvd, as well as at Baker Beach. Next time, I'd prefer to run or bike it. 

As others have said, more akin to walking down the street on the sidewalk than walking around a lake on a path. would be a good biking path for little kids, though.

10 days ago

Pleasant views, plenty of picture-perfect spots, bicycle friendly! Go about an hour before the sunset, reach the topmost point, sit and watch the sunset!

Best views of the city! Wait for a clear and sunny day.

World class!

Love this trail for a good early morning workout. The stairs are awesome, just like jumping on the StairMaster for a few min while passing cute homes surrounded by beautiful greenery.

Great views of the city!