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Best trails in Fort Funston

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Explore the most popular trails in Fort Funston with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.
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Hold on to your hat. Fort Funston features 200 foot high sandy bluffs on San Francisco. The park is open sunrise to sunset.

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Top trails (2)
#1 - Fort Funston Trail
Fort Funston
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Length: 2 mi • Est. 55 m
Located in the southwest corner of San Francisco, Fort Funston was a harbor defense installation built to defend against naval attacks. Nowadays, visitors can check out the remnants of this fort which include heavy weaponry, Nike missiles, and Battery Davis's 16 inch guns. Fort Funston was also built on high sandy bluffs where the wind is quite strong. Make sure to hold onto your belongings as they may get blown away! Looking for more to do? Check out the variety of trails Fort Funston has to offer! Trails can be used for hiking, running, and horseback riding. Trails are also dog friendly and they can be off leash here. For avid bird watchers, head on over to the coastal nesting sites for bank swallows, as a state threatened species, visitors can only see them in two places one being Fort Funston. Note: Bank swallows raise their young in between March and June then they migrate during July and August. Additionally, hang-gliding is very popular at Fort Funston. The best time for hang gliding is during March and October. Fort Funston is also a Hang-III (intermediate site) with a launch area.Show more
#2 - Phillip Burton Memorial Beach
Fort Funston
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Length: 0.8 mi • Est. 26 m
This popular beach is frequented by dog walkers, surfers, and paragliders. John McPhee discusses the geology of this area in his book, "Assembling California". A nice beach that is great for the entire family.Show more