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.

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

hiking
26 days 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.

walking
1 month ago

hiking
6 months ago

hiking
8 months ago

Beautiful views of the Bay Area

hiking
9 months ago

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

walking
9 months ago

hiking
9 months ago

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

Beautiful views!!

Wonderful view of the city .. Easy trails

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