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This Saturday, October 7th, 2017, is the second annual Bay Day! In honor of San Francisco Bay Day and Save the Bay, we have complied a list of trails with the Bay's most stunning vistas. With trails all over the Bay Area, find a trail in right in your backyard or opt for a new adventure offering a different perspective of the Bay. No matter where you are in the Bay Area, the views will not disappoint. Get outside and celebrate the wonderful community we are fortunate enough to call home! Click 'View Full Map' below to filter by activity type, rating, difficulty, length, etc and find your perfect Bay view trail. And of course, don't forget to share your adventure with us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter using #alltrails Happy Bay Day!

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A nice out and back in Berkeley. The path is wide the entire time. One steep section, but the rest is pretty flat.

road biking
no shade
16 hours ago

The uphills were just challenging enough & we worked up a good sweat going at a moderate pace. But let me tell you about the juicy panoramic views sweeping across all of Oakland, Berkeley, San Francisco & the list goes on.

hiking
3 days ago

Amazing on a sunny day. More crowded than I’d expect for a Tuesday during shelter in place. Hard to maintain 6ft in some places

hiking
bridge out
rocky
3 days ago

hiking
3 days ago

On a perfect weather day, it is hard to beat the Lands End coastal Trail. So much to see in such a gorgeous setting.

Great trail. A little warm and busy today even though we got there early.

hiking
5 days ago

Very beautiful trail with nice scenic views! The trail is dusty with some loose gravels so highly recommend trail shoes instead of casual shoes. Highly recommend a visit here if you’re in San Francisco!

hiking
5 days ago

Beautiful walk. The only Parking nearby is in the residential area and limited to residents only. We got a $45 ticket for parking in the streets.

hiking
5 days ago

This trail was beautiful, my son and I both enjoyed it from start to finish. It is kid friendly, there are two ways to enter the trail. One of them is not stroller friendly. We found parking pretty easily. There is also a lot of people walking their dogs, which if you do not like them then this is not the place for you. I will be going back soon. I loved it.

hiking
5 days ago

Solid short hike in SF with views of golden gate. Can be breezy so bring a light long sleeve if you get cold easily. Looking to extend outbound? We walked the nearby community (very clean and not typical SF.......) wrap up the trip with brunch or lunch to go from downtown top spots). Lots of parking on main road if you arrive semi early before noon Cheers

Great trail! Avoid middle of the day, not a lot of shade

hiking
no shade
5 days ago

Follow the advice offered by previous reviews: do it counterclockwise! It will be the wisest decision you make today. If you go counterclockwise, uphill has less shades and downhill has more. At the top, some parts can be overgrown. This trial is challenging but fun at the same time. A pair of good anti-slippery hiking shoes will help tremendously.

hiking
no shade
6 days ago

Excellent neighborhood trail with many small trails around.

mountain biking
7 days ago

Awesome day for a ride. Get out there!

hiking
no shade
off trail
7 days ago

A serious workout no matter your pace, steady uphill climb. So many amazing views with rewards at every stage. I recommend hiking boots or a pole for the steep rocky downhill as I was concerned I might slip a few times. There are benches and other plateaus to sit with stunning panoramic views if you want to read, picnic or just relax. Highly recommend this trail whether you spend ten mins or six hours you’ll be glad you came.

hiking
9 days ago

Main parking lot was closed due to Covid, but we found parking along the street near the Cliff House. The trail was beautiful and had a little of everything, slight inclines and stairs. The break off to Lands End Labrinth was awesome and worth the steep stairs on the way back out. My daughters, ages 13 and 9, were impressed with the views. Definitelyan enjoyable half day!

This trail is sort of story of two trails. The hilly part is a great workout and has a fence you have to hop over. The lower part of the trail is perfect for all ages and is mostly ADA accessible. Beautiful views all around!

Lots of great wildflowers! Nice and mellow on a Tuesday, enough space to pass anyone else hiking. Parking lot is open 5/19

hiking
10 days ago

Absolutely one of the most beautiful hikes in the city. Went today, plenty of parking around the Cliff House. People on the trail but it only felt crowded now and then when the trail narrows in places. Even a good number of folks mulling around on Ocean Beach with patrol driving right by, not asking folks to leave. Wonderful place to visit whether you're a tourist or you live here like us.

hiking
no shade
over grown
10 days ago

Great trail , really easy , good for me I just enjoyed the view and the nature .

BEAUTIFUL views and lots of wildflowers. We made the hike about a mile longer by going all the way down Sea View trail to the Rd before turning back. The trails were for the most part wide enough to pass others while maintaining distance which was great. Our dog got a tick on the trail by running through some of the grassy parts, so be aware and check your pets! Parking lot at trailhead was open.

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