Fort Funston Trail

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Fort Funston Trail is a 2 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near San Francisco, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. 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.

Distance: 2.0 miles Elevation Gain: 160 feet Route Type: Loop

dog friendly

kid friendly


nature trips


bird watching




wild flowers


no shade

historic site

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.

10 days ago

Great dog friendly trails & beach!

A dogs paradise...

1 month ago

Best dog park hands down and nice to have a short hike for owners - used to go 3 times a week with my two fluff balls. Perfect loop if you start on trails at the parking lot then head down to beach via the wide sandy path at North end and then loop back on the beach to the steep stairs under the hang gliders. If it’s high tide sometimes it’s hard to make it past where the pipes are so just check before heading down. Amazing views of the ocean and hang gliders if the weather is right. Lots of ocean treasures to be found along beach (mostly sand dollars).

1 month ago

Wonderful sand dunes and great leg exercise. Windy tho! Bring a hat

1 month ago

2 months ago

Prepare for lots of dogs!!! Overrun with dog walkers and off leash dogs. Some of the walkers are really loud and obnoxious. depending on the time of day, I wouldn’t really call this a relaxing walk. Cool that your walking on and under old WWII batteries. Some neat secluded bush trails too.

A beautiful hike on the trails at Mussel Rock Open Space in Daly City with my Little Lady.

4 months ago

To me this is a dog park. Most people come here with their dog off leash.

8 months ago

So many dogs! Fun to walk along beach and in dunes as well. Can get very windy so layer up.

11 months ago

Great place to bring your pup! Fun running in the dunes - great views

11 months ago

This is more of a dog park than a trail. Great if you like dogs. To be avoided if you don’t like dogs or are running.

11 months ago

gorgeous views. lots of sand and dogs

11 months ago

Super when it's not foggy or windy. Woof!

Saturday, September 08, 2018

Beautiful views of the Pacific, but too many dogs off leash to be a favorite for me.

Monday, August 13, 2018

BEST dog park in the Bay!

Monday, July 30, 2018

Very fun trail, a lot to see, especially the hang gliders. Not strenuous, good for a walk in most weather.

Sunday, July 29, 2018

Yet to see a hang glider land

Friday, June 01, 2018

Dog-watch galore. Beach access. Hang gliding area. Beware of horse poop on trails. Overall, cute hike for families. I would not consider this area if you want something intense.

Sunday, February 25, 2018

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

Saturday, February 03, 2018

Stunning views on a nice day.

Friday, January 19, 2018

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

Sunday, January 14, 2018

Saturday, January 13, 2018

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

Tuesday, January 02, 2018

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

Tuesday, December 05, 2017

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

Saturday, October 28, 2017

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!!!

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

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.

Wednesday, September 06, 2017

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

Friday, August 04, 2017

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.

Sunday, July 30, 2017

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

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