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Best trails in Candlestick Point State Recreation Area

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Explore the most popular trails in Candlestick Point State Recreation Area with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.
Description

From Candlestick Point State Recreation, visitors can enjoy panoramic views of the San Francisco Bay, the East Bay Hills,San Bruno Mountain as well as relax in the peaceful scenery of the park itself. Its location on the western shoreline of the San Francisco Bay provides a variety of recreational opportunities from windsurfing, fishing, bird watching and walking to simply relaxing. The trails, group picnic sites and fishing piers at this urban park offer a get-away of open space and outdoor activities. Candlestick Point SRA was the first California State Park unit developed to bring state park values into the urban setting. From historic wetlands to landfill to landscaped park, Candlestick Point demonstrates major land use changes of the San Francisco Bay. Its name is derived from 19th century locals who thought the burning of nearby abandoned sailing ships and their flaming masts in the bay resembled lighted candlesticks.

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Map of trails in Candlestick Point State Recreation Area
Park information
Park hours
Monday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sunday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Contact
(415) 671-0145
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Top trails (2)
#1 - Candlestick Point
Candlestick Point State Recreation Area
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Length: 1.6 mi • Est. 40 m
NOTE: As of July 2020, the parking area for this trail is closed due to COVID-19. You may still park elsewhere and use this trail. Candlestick Point: A study in recovery, and urban retreat. At the eShow more
#2 - Candlestick Point State Recreation Area Loop
Candlestick Point State Recreation Area
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Length: 0.7 mi • Est. 18 m
Candlestick Point State Recreation Area Loop is a 0.7 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near San Francisco, California that offers scenic views and is good for all skill levels. The trail Show more