Fort Funston Trail

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Fort Funston Trail is a 1.9 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near San Francisco, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

1.9 miles
213 feet

dog friendly

wheelchair friendly

kid friendly



nature trips





wild flowers

Hold on to your hat. Fort Funston features 200 foot high sandy bluffs on San Franciscos southwest coast where the winds blow reliably wildly. Be aware that its a steep, strenuous hike down to the beach and back up. A network of trails make it ideal for hiking and horseback riding. Dog owners will be happy to know they can take leashes off here. It is also home to the Fort Funston Native Plant Nursery.

25 days ago

Great hike for families - the kids loved running up and sliding down the sand dunes. Lots of dogs having fun playing off leash. Beautiful views. Better on a less windy day when the sand isn’t whipping around

1 month ago

Stunning views on a nice day.

2 months ago

Beautiful coastal beach trail that's easy and open and there's to see of doggies to see!

2 months ago

2 months ago

very pleasant and easy walk! very distracted by all the cute dogs. Don't come here if you want a challenging walk/hike.

2 months ago

One of our happy places, especially the leash free beach for the pups.

3 months ago

My favorite hike in the city. Head to the left if you’re more interested in hiking than dogs.

4 months ago

This has to be the most beautiful dog park in the world!! I love taking my dogs here and they love coming here too!! They even have made their own friends. What I also love about this park is that you can go to the beach and make it a very long walk or if you're not in the mood you can make it a short walk!!! Words cannot describe Fort Funston!!!

5 months ago

This place is a dream for dog owners. Dogs are free off leash. There is a nice hike on sand down to the water. Love. Love. Love.

6 months ago

Dog Heaven!!! For that reason it is one of my favorite places in Earth.

7 months ago

Nice place but there are nicer hikes as well as nicer beaches along hwy1. great place for dogs though, the beach was filled with dogs and it was a clean beach.

7 months ago

Nice views. Lots of people and other dogs. You can make this walk as long as you want by accessing the beach.

7 months ago

really fun and long!!!

8 months ago

Great beach for dogs. My dog enjoyed every second of the hike and the beach. Most dogs and owners there are usually nice. Our dogs really playful so he doesn't really know when to stop when he sees other dogs, he stayed on a leash almost the entire hike but we let him run free on the beach. There's a point where there's water for the dogs which is something we weren't familiar with but really appreciated. Definitely take your four legged fur child here, won't regret it!

8 months ago

It was a good enough trail but had too many dog-walkers with dogs who were not on leashes.

8 months ago

Short, easy hike

9 months ago

Perfect beach for dogs

10 months ago

Great dog trail. On the colder side

beautiful scenery by the edge of the beach. super dog friendly.

Friday, January 27, 2017

Great place to bring your dogs and to just enjoy the scenery. Not much for hiking but great for walking.

Tuesday, January 03, 2017

As far as urban hikes go this is a great stretch. Easy to add the lake loop and in the summer a non fire on the beach is awesome.

Monday, November 14, 2016

nice and full of dogs

Monday, October 31, 2016

beautiful and super dog friendly

Friday, August 26, 2016

Dog heaven !

Friday, July 01, 2016

Risky for the dogs near the cliffs, one fell off the day we were there. Beach is a challenge to get to from the trails but it was breathtakingly beautiful. Totally worth the time.

Monday, June 13, 2016

dogs suck

Monday, June 06, 2016

A heaven for dog! Desert alike hiking trails and a pretty beach. Easy accessible by bus even.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

People that allow their dogs of leash still need to respect when someone has their dog on leash and I don't want every dog coming near my dog. I'm not going there again.

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Fort Funston is wonderful if you're a dog owner! The walk down to the beach can be steep, but the walk along the beach is easy and beautiful. On windy days, you can watch hang gliders, too. There are little lights after dusk so make sure to bring a flashlight if you come late - it can be difficult to find the trail back up to the parking lot!

Saturday, September 19, 2015

Super fun beach for well behaved dogs and their people. Beautiful and vast majority of people are great about cleaning up after their dogs.

If you walk north on the beach, you may see a fun rustic living beach museum which is crafted into the wall by random folks to which you can add found objects.

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