At 938 feet, Mt. Davidson is the highest point in San Francisco. Its most noticeable feature, aside from its height, is the 103-foot concrete cross at its peak. Seen from above, there is a clear division between the mountain’s eucalyptus forest on the west and coastal scrub and grassland on the east. Mt. Davidson has significant natural and recreational resources. The diversity of vegetation provides habitat for a wide range of migratory and resident birds, including 18 locally sensitive species. Myriad trails traverse the western slopes, where the densely overgrown vegetation and fog drip give a hiker the feeling of being in a rainforest.

walking
2 months ago

A relaxing walk with gorgeous views of the city, and can bring your dog! Plenty of street parking near trailhead.

hiking
5 months ago

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8 months ago

An easy walk, great for a picnic. The view is amazing.

hiking
8 months ago

Pretty simple hike. Great scenic view. Nice place to have a romantic date or a picnic. You can see San Francisco downtown from the top

If you're planning on a scenic hike, try some other park. Yes it has amazing views since it's the tallest peak in San Francisco, but it feels so far from the rest of the city. Very woodsy, so you need to be careful when hiking. Also, you need to either have a car or time the bus schedule right, because it's a very residential neighborhood, like being in the suburbs.

10 months ago

Not really a hike... short climb uphill.... cross is cool at the top.

hiking
11 months ago

As this is the highest point in San Francisco, it is a good (and slightly less crowded) alternative to Twin Peaks. The way up is steep, but short. If you enjoy hiking in the woods, you will enjoy this trail! I personally feel the trail is much too woodsy for me to hike often; I am often avoiding branches, leaves, and mud! Make sure not to come after it rains, as the trail would be quite dangerous. Parking in the neighboring residential area is also quite difficult and discouraging.

hiking
Monday, July 04, 2016

Beautiful views of the Bay Area

Monday, June 06, 2016

Quite steep but short. The fog and cross made it a holy mystery place. A good up view of the city

Friday, May 20, 2016

Nothing can beat the highest peak of San Francisco :) Both me and my dog loved it!

hiking
Sunday, January 24, 2016

Beautiful views!!

birding
Sunday, January 24, 2016

Wonderful view of the city .. Easy trails

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Beautiful. Can't beat the views of the Pacific Ocean in between groups of Eucalyptus trees

hiking
Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Great views of the city. Easy parking. Giant concrete cross 150 to 200 feet tall maybe?This is in my neighborhood and I like to visit regularly.

hiking
Monday, June 27, 2011

We started from the stairs on Juanita Way. The trail switchbacks up the north / east side of the hill, and eventually joins the access road about 100 ft below the summit. It'sa nice shaded walk through a fairly thick "urban forest". Once on top you have the Mt Davidson Cross and a bit to the south a nice open patch with a South / East exposure providing great views of the city with some wildflowers and butterflies. Usage by hikers is moderate, and usage by mountain bikers is almost non-existent (despite what it says here. You wanna see bikes? go to Crissy Field or GG Park on a Sunday). All in all a nice Urban escape.

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