Crissy Field and the Palace of Fine Arts

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Crissy Field and the Palace of Fine Arts is a 3.3 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near San Francisco, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
3.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
36 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dog friendly

kid friendly

birding

hiking

road biking

trail running

walking

beach

views

wild flowers

wildlife

Crissy Field is a stunning park site within the Golden Gate National Parks. Crissy Field's 100 acres of wild, windswept shoreline are a favorite place for walkers, joggers, boardsailors, bicyclists, thousands of birds and the occasional seal. Originally a rich salt marsh and gathering ground for native people, Crissy Field was later the landing site of Spanish explorers and Russian, English and Boston traders. In 1915, the Panama Pacific International Exposition was held here, and shortly after, the area became one of the country's foremost military airfields and part of a U.S. army post. With generous community support, Crissy Field has been transformed into a spectacular national parkland. The 100-acre site is included within the Golden Gate National Recreation Area and the Presidio of San Francisco. Along with the entire Presidio, it was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1962. As part of the site restoration effort in 1998-2000, individuals and groups from schools, corporations and civic organizations put in more than 100,000 native plants to help restore natural systems at Crissy Field. Community volunteers continue to play an important role in sustaining long-term stewardship of this national parkland. Paved trail with magnificent views of the SF Bay and Golden Gate Bridge while walking west and city scape views on the return. This is one of the most beautiful walks in SF.

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3 months ago

Beautiful!

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11 months ago

Lucky for me, I run this trail with my dog during the afternoons when traffic is light. It is by far my (and my dogs) favorite place.

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Thursday, May 05, 2016

Monday, May 02, 2016

Love that there is so many great views and so much open space. Nice place to take a walk or a nap.

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Thursday, March 24, 2016

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Monday, February 22, 2016

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Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Nice bay view

Monday, December 07, 2015

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Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Probably the best view of the entire Golden Gate Bridge. Also fabulous views of Alcatraz and Angel Island. It is generally packed with tourists but there's enough space for everyone. There's also a restaurant, warming huts, fishing piers and Fort Point close by.

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Sunday, May 03, 2015

Beautiful walk / run! If you're in the area, wouldn't miss it. Golden gate, Alcatraz, city views as well as pelican, seals, sailboats and surfers.