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Great mixture of shade and sun, and has a fantastic secret bathroom at one of the campus buildings. Truly gorgeous greenery along well-maintained trails. Dog friendly. Keep an eye out for poison oak and roots that cause uneven footing.

Start early and make sure to wear layers. I started the hike counter clockwise to end at the beach. I got sunshine, to rain and dense fog which you can't see 8 ft ahead of you. It was an amazing trail to hike.

Great City trail. Don’t go beyond any ropes as the cliffs are very dangerous. On a clear day the views are amazing.

Be sure to go past Geary Street to Sutro park for another quick walk.

Easy trail suitable for all ages. Catch a view of the Golden Gate Bridge on sunny days.

hiking
2 days ago

Pretty. Get there early for a parking spot.

2 days ago

Great workout with beautiful views

scenic driving
3 days ago

It’s so beautiful. I love this place.

Amazing time. Saw the Marin headlands. It’s amazing

Absolutely beautiful but start early! A lot of stairs and bring layers as the weather changes quickly throughout the hike!

walking
16 days ago

Beautiful views. Also, great to visit to watch sunset. It’s very easy, so you don’t have to wear hiking shoes etc. Great to bring friends / family visiting out of town. Check the weather before going, there is no point going there when foggy.

Amazing views of the GG Bridge. I recommend doing that hike only when it’s not foggy on that side of town.

The information provided here is wrong. Dipsea trail is 7 miles one way. The trail path mentioned here does not include the first 2.5 miles of the trail.

Combines the essence of Northern Californian Nature - the redwoods, the long open hills, the Pacific coast. Good mix of not so exhausting stretches w very demanding climbs - beware the roots and loose stones. Steps down to Stinson should be taken w caution, and when you return from Stinson take your time on these steps, they are very uneven (no rhythm to establish). A trail that demands your attention/concentration at each step!

Awesome trail! Challenging and diverse.

Nice decent hike with amazing views. I took a detour down to Marshall’s Beach and walked it before coming back to the main trail. Not a lot of people which made it easy and quiet!

trail running
23 days ago

Makes for an amazing view once you pass the hay bales and go further down towards the bridge.

hiking
28 days ago

The view never grows old. Elevation is just right.

hiking
1 month ago

Nearly got my left foot bitten off by a sea lion. Needless to say he won't be swimming straight for a while. Absolutely gorgeous trail, bring along sustenance to snack by the ocean and meditate.

Beautiful views. Nice for an easy stroll.

It’s nice beautiful trees

hiking
1 month ago

Beautiful trail with beautiful views. I’ve been here twice in 3 weeks. I love it. Good for children also.

hiking
1 month ago

Nice, but more hyped up than imagined. Just about every hike in the area is similar unless you go far, and you can only look at the same tall trees so long before getting bored. California has many other, more exciting hikes, but if in SFO area, this is a decent area. Pain that you need to book in advance, bit keeps crowds of tourists out.

Beautiful 2hr loop.

Great trails for all, you can make it difficult to moderate. Lots of stairs going down to the ocean. Beautiful views, however the downfall is how many people were there. Everyone was friendly and politely passed the slower people. Lots of dogs through the trails, not all on leashes.

Beautiful

Beautiful trail for running/hiking. Park at Stinson Beach parking lot (2-3 free electric car chargers are available; advisable to get there before 10am, otherwise quickly claimed). To get to Dipsea trail head, locate Parkside Cafe (faces the beach), and walk in front of it so you’ll be on Adrenal Ave. Walk up Adrenal (if you’re back is to the beach, make a right on Adrenal), to the trail head (~3 min walk).

Awesome views of the ocean and golden gate. Downside is how much foot traffic there is.

walking
1 month ago

Very short hike which yields a great view of the Golden Gate Bridge, Sausalito, Angel Island, Alcatraz, and San Francisco. It was a bit foggy when we ascended. It’s also very windy at the top. It took us all of 15 minutes of slow walking up a steep incline for this picturesque view

hiking
1 month ago

Listed as moderate, but I would say on the easier side of moderate, especially if you choose not to descend to the beach. One of the most scenic hikes I have done south of the bridge (only done 7 so far). There is no doubt I will do this one again and recommend to friends. Interestingly, I found the many folks that were on this trail were by far more friendly than other trails in the bay area. Great hike and close to many other great activities in Park and Presidio.

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