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Very rocky, most of trail spent looking at one’s feet

hiking
26 days ago

Good view of Alcatraz Island from the pier!

A great little trail for canyon views. The trail narrows in some places. Picnic tables at the trail head + restrooms. Limited parking. About 1 -1.5 hour depending on your speed and viewing activity.

on Fort Funston Trail

27 days ago

Great place to bring your pup! Fun running in the dunes - great views

hiking
1 month ago

Really cute trail, narrow in places since you're walled in by forest either side. Shaded and pretty. Excellent for families - our kids loved reading every sign! Quite a bit of poison oak on the lower trail, with some extending over into the path so be aware if you're as allergic as I am!

hiking
1 month ago

Great little hike

We loved the information plaques. One unidentifiable junction, but otherwise well sign posted and maintained. Family of five, blown away by the bay leaf forest. Great trail for kids.

best place to hike with dogs

This is more of a dog park than a trail. Great if you like dogs. To be avoided if you don’t like dogs or are running.

Our dog has a bad knee and sensitive paws, and the first 2 miles she went very slow. The third, more eucalyptus-forested last mile of the trail she had no problem and was all downhill.

gorgeous views. lots of sand and dogs

hiking
1 month ago

Super when it's not foggy or windy. Woof!

trail running
2 months ago

Easy and beautiful

Great labeling of the wild flowers.

Shaded beautiful trail.Worth it!!

Beautiful views of the Pacific, but too many dogs off leash to be a favorite for me.

2 months ago

Covered throughout with lots of green. Educational signs about the plants are an added bonus (even if some may be outdated), not to mention that huckleberries throughout!

Really cute- lush green, many feens & huge bay trees. Mostly shaded, easy.

BEST dog park in the Bay!

Dog park. On a clear day though you can have the best views of SF. Golden Gate Bridge, SF skyline, Bay Bridge.

Paved and accessible, great views, lots of rest spots. Museum itself is a highlight too. Aggressively speeding bikers abounded, which was a little stressful. Distance is far greater than stated (maybe it would be accurate as point-to-point)

walking
3 months ago

Very fun trail, a lot to see, especially the hang gliders. Not strenuous, good for a walk in most weather.

hiking
3 months ago

best for dogs

Yet to see a hang glider land

Excellent for a short walk, great scenary.

Hiked this trail in early July with my husband who walks with a cane. Chose it due to its great reviews and ‘easy’ rating. Bad choice. First, the listed length of 2.1 miles is only correct if you take the connector trail between the lower and upper paths. The whole loop as shown on AllTrails is easily another mile or more. Second, there is significant elevation change and parts of the trail were quite steep and difficult for my husband to manage. Also narrow and overgrown with weeds including poison oak. A few nice views but mostly dense forest, which at least provides plenty of shade. The only bench we found was close to the parking area. It was pretty challenging for my husband, and I would rate the difficulty as moderate, not easy. We returned to find our car broken into, rear and passenger windows smashed. No valuables stolen except my husband’s thrift store jacket and a bag of used books. All in all a disappointing experience.

Beautiful picturesque trail that is almost completely shaded so it's great for hot sunny days. The top half is super easy but at the bottom it gets harder with a few switchbacks to climb.

Incredible views of bay and east bay at ridge. Nicely mottled with intermittent shade trees most of the way. Loose rocks, so watch your footing.

4 months ago

Nice city stroll with bay views

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