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Bay View Hill Loop is a 1.3 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near San Francisco, California that offers scenic views and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and trail running and is accessible year-round.

Length 1.3 mi Elevation gain 252 ft Route type Loop
Kid friendly Hiking Walking Running Views
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Tara Boehm
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HikingGreat!

If you’re in the area then it’s worth a quick trip up for the views.

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r m
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Agree with all the other reviewers; a relatively quiet little walk with great views. The first part will get your heart pumping! About halfway round, a minor scramble leads to the tippy top, where you stand on a small old tank in a copse of trees. Follow the red chert stairs. Fun fact: in the early 1900s this place was rejected for a small pox hospital because it was too remote, even for small pox!

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Kristoff Fajardo
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Walking

Back to the bay

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Rosemarie McKeon
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Easy walk uphill especially if you are used to SF hills. Clean, well paved. I wanted to hike up to the top of the hill, which isn’t part of the trail. However, gorgeous red granite steps lead up up. I stopped when I noticed trash and full bags of unopened chips, wondering if someone has set up a home base up further. It’s managed by the SF Park and Rec and will let them know too. Otherwise, a hill with little foot traffic and gorgeous views of South Bay and the skyline. I went in early March 2020 in the morning, with few insects and pollen starting it’s yearly journey. Don’t forget to see Indian Head Rock!

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Tina Raikar
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In the beginning, there is a steep climb, but the climb is worth it because at the top, you will see such amazing views of downtown SF, the bay bridge, brisbane, and south san francisco. The rest of the hike is easy after that. It was well shaded by the amount of trees there.

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r m
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Nelson Marin
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Raymond Cheung
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Nelson Marin
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Dmytro Mymrikov
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Pauline Cayabyab
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Roy Wood
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Kristoff Fajardo
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Kristoff Fajardo
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Kristoff Fajardo
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Kristoff Fajardo
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Kristoff Fajardo
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Jody Stillwater
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Kristoff Fajardo
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Kristoff Fajardo
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Kristoff Fajardo
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Kristoff Fajardo
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Kristoff Fajardo
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Kristoff Fajardo
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Kristoff Fajardo
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Liz T
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Jean Lee
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Thomas Buehler
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Akira Kozakai
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