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hiking
2 days ago

Mostly a walk to the beach (not much hiking). Make sure to take the stairs at the end to the top for a nice view of the beach and the greenery around!

Amazing views of downtown SF

BEST dog park in the Bay!

Quick and easy loop in an underrated SF park.

Nice leisurely walk to Tennessee Beach, great side trails which we ended up doing the trail to Muir Beach the following weekend.

Nice crowd, nice restrooms too!

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.

A nice hike with family. Had fun climbing on the rocks!

Beautiful view once you get to the top!

walking
17 days ago

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

My second fave walk in the city

Rope swing is gone

Yet to see a hang glider land

19 days ago

Interior greenbelt is lovely

hiking
24 days ago

A great city escape; trail is narrow and temperatures can vary quite a bit as you walk around Mt. Sutro, but still a must do trail

hiking
25 days ago

Easy trail with a couple of steep switchbacks but definitely a beginner trail. There’s lots of poison oak, runners, dogs, and bikers, but the trail gets deep enough into the forest to provide an urban escape with mist and silence punctuated by bird calls and creaking trees.

25 days ago

Great hike! You do get winded going up so be sure to go slow and take a break. Once at Castle Rock, the views are awesome! We had intentions of hiking to Bluff Lake Reserve as another reviewer recommended but we couldn’t find it. So we explored more around the area and that was fun.
We were able to park right at the trail head, arrived at 8:30 on a Saturday. By the time we headed out, 2hrs later, there were a lot more people on the trail. I suggest you start early.

Beautiful scenery and not too crowded. Easy parking and many small trails to check out. Best to come when the lighthouse is open otherwise half the trail to it is closed including the tunnel and suspension bridge which is the fun part.

Easy walk down to the beach. You can book to camp there too. Finding parking on top was a pain since there’s very limited space. There was no swing when I went.

hiking
1 month ago

A beautiful hike in the.middle of the city! This trail really makes you feel like you are out of the city and out in the forest where you can only hear the sound of trees in the wind. I went in July and there were so many cherry trees and plum trees with fruit. Def recommend!! Lots of mountain bikers like to rise here.

Nice place for a walk or run. Excellent place to take your dogs to do exercise.

Lovely trail

hiking
1 month ago

Dogs are not allowed. We brought our dog, immediately saw signs that said no dogs, but took him anyways because we were already there and got a stern warning from a ranger.

Now I don't know whether to bring my dog or not - conflicting review says dogs are NOT allowed, above says yes allowed on leash. Hmmm

Dogs are not allowed on this trail.

Didn’t hike much of it but it was like being in an army base

hiking
1 month ago

Nice hike great views , dont miss the lake in the end.

GPS will take you right to parking area. there is no service once you start walking trail. really nice walk and the beach at the end is just GORGEOUS! doesn't feel like your in the bay area. blue water. make sure you do a TICK check before you leave.

Fun hike. Not hard but it’s up hill most of the way so you definitely get a workout. The views of the lake at the top are incredible!

Point Bonita Lighthouse is a charming place to visit! Parking is plentiful and the short walk to the lighthouse is easy. There are seals below the lookout point, a rock tunnel to walk through, and a cute bridge leading to the lighthouse! Loved it!

hiking
1 month ago

Nice short hike. Beautiful view from the top of castle rock

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