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This is my third time hiking in the area and each time I see something new. This is a great workout with stairs and a good mix of ascending/descending, all with a great view. This is also one of the shorter mileage hikes that features the ridge and the beach.

mountain biking
20 days ago

Probably the best trails for beginner mountain bikers. You can spend hours riding the trails. And most of the trails have good line of sight. You can see hikers with ease.

Nice scenery, easy stroll up and down the hills. Husband and I had a good conversation about the history of Lover's Lane Trail. The trail has paved walkways, mostly, if I recalled correctly.

hiking
1 month ago

Definitely an easy hike! We started around 2pm and were done by 3:30pm and walked around the Mt Sutro loop. There are servers trails and you can get lost easily! Very confusing, you need a map if you want to follow the a trail. The historic trail is beautiful, and at some parts of it you have nice views of SF. But I wouldn’t go here for views, because there are other places with much better views of the city.

hiking
1 month ago

Great spot if you live in the city. Easy enough to bring the kids along as well.

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.

Started at Lands End and just kept going. Beautiful views of the ocean and the Golden Gate Bridge. Recommend that you bring water, snacks, sun screen and a hat. It was cool in the breeze and warm in the sun. Lots of people and bikes as you get closer to the bridge.

hiking
1 month ago

easy and great view

Curious urban section in between what is essentially 2 trails. Nice, long walk otherwise.

Contained trail. There's plentiful parking and you can see everything from the higher parts of the trail. Not a lot of solitude though or variation in scenery.

Deviated a bit from the trail to add inspiration point since it was so close. A bit hilly for about 2/3 of the trail. Beautiful views of trees esp lovers lane. Great afternoon hike!

Great with kiddos or visitors.

Took a hike here at midday - great hike. Very short, but nice to get away for a little while.

3 months ago

Good trail

3 months ago

Nice mosaics and a great view from the park at the top.

great place to go with your dog. lookout for the coyote living there :)

Hated running through the rich people houses. And cars

walking
3 months ago

Beautiful, wooded trail in the city but because there are so many intersecting routes that meet this particular, somewhat confusing, one it was difficult to stay on course and cumbersome to keep checking my phone on such narrow walkways.

What a neat and unique hike in an urban area. Glen park is wonderful with rock formations and blackberry bushes throughout. Most importantly, it’s a dog friendly hike. We thoroughly enjoyed the views up top on twin peaks. A bit breezy, but a worthwhile trek.

Amazing views of downtown SF

3 months ago

Quick and easy loop in an underrated SF park.

Sometimes it’s hard to believe we have this little beauty right in the city. Great short hike or jogging route.

enter and exit with Sunshine but in the middle of the trail there might be frost and slight rain so the road is a little muddy.

This is a great hike! The first portion has quite a bit of traffic, but it thins out the further you go. Great views if you take the 1.8 (rather then the .8) off shoot to the bridge. A lot of stairs on that route, so it kicks up the workout a notch too. If you are a beginner definitely go the .8 route on the road. Loved this hike! We were able to make it ten miles by taking the longer route and one offshoot to a lookout point.

Beautiful trail. Watch out for the poison ivy

hiking
4 months ago

Interesting but short...

4 months ago

My second fave walk in the city

4 months ago

The tiled steps are quite beautiful, if you go in the middle of the day. Avoid the crowds

Rope swing is gone

My backyard. Hidden SF gem

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