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Best trails in Bernal Heights Park

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Explore the most popular trails in Bernal Heights Park with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Bernal Hill provides visitors with a breathtaking 360-degree panorama and clear views of San Francisco Bay, the Golden Gate Bridge, downtown, San Bruno Mountain, and the hills of the East Bay. These windswept slopes are still sunny when Twin Peaks is shrouded in afternoon fog. Red-tailed hawks soar overhead, the breeze sends waves undulating through the native grassland community, and visitors hike around the hill’s peaceful summit to escape from the complexities of urban life. As one of the few remaining natural refuges in San Francisco, Bernal Hill is a special place for the city’s human and wildlife inhabitants. A paved limited-access road and a network of well-defined dirt trails wind around the hill’s flanks and provide access to the summit.

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#1 - Bernal Heights Park Trail
Bernal Heights Park
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Length: 1 mi • Est. 23 m
Bernal Heights features stunning panoramic views of San Francisco. Do a full spin (360 degrees) at the top of Bernal Hill and be awed by how beautiful the sights are. Visitors will be able to catch glimpses of the Golden Gate Bridge, the East Bay hills, downtown SF and so much more! This park is a hidden treasure for both locals and visitors. This trail is family friendly and dog friendly. It's accessible year round and can also be used for running. Make sure to check out the California poppies and other flora or fauna living here. Additionally, this park is home to over 40 bird species making it a fun location to go bird watching. As one of the larger parks in SF, visitors and locals come to watch fireworks during the holidays or have picnics here. Bernal Heights Park also has both dirt and paved trails, a recreation center, playgrounds, and a community garden. Check out the "Painted Rock," as you're trekking around in the park. This rock gets painted every so often depending on the season. Park Hours: 5 AM to MidnightShow more