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Glen Canyon Park is a 1.8 mile heavily 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 walking and running and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 1.8 miles Elevation Gain: 305 feet Route Type: Loop

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Glen Canyon offers incredible spring wildflower displays, dramatic rock (chert) formations, and Islais Creek, one of the few remaining free-flowing creeks in San Francisco. This 60 acres of wilderness, formerly referred to as the San Miguel Hills, not only provides critical habitat for a wide array of wildlife but serves as a relaxing sanctuary from the city’s urban bustle. An extensive network of hiking trails leads through a variety of habitats.

hiking
4 days ago

There are wild blackberries that grow along this trail, and the ability to choose your own adventure! Ex. My mom has bad feet, so we kept the trail mostly flat and quite short, but there were plenty of people scaling hills and roaming at high elevation. Can’t wait to do this again when the blackberries are ripe..

hiking
9 days ago

We love it. Unfortunately many people have their dogs off leash.

12 days ago

Love this place. Eaay and fun trail with a lot of diverse scenery. Definitely does not feel like you are in the middle of a city. Magical.

hiking
14 days ago

It’s a pretty easy hike in a residential area. Lots of people there at all times of the day. Very family friendly environment. The GPS direction took us to a park construction sight. So we had to drive around, and enter the park by the police academy. Overall, decent hike during your easy/rest days.

hiking
27 days ago

Little creek that sometimes has water. It's connected to a big open park. Some shaded and green, some rocky. Has a surprising amount of diversity for a city hike and can last awhile

hiking
1 month ago

Relaxing trail in the city!

1 month ago

There is absolutely no parking. Beware!

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rocky
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

This open space in the middle of SF feels bigger and more remote than it is. Good for families and seeing some nature without leaving the city. Not a strenuous hike. My kid was glad to play at the playground at the end of our hike

hiking
1 month ago

Gorgeous hike, especially when foliage is green and in the early morning with the fog!

1 month ago

Great walking loop in the midst of the city. I had a great time with my dog, we loved the flowers and easy trails!

hiking
2 months ago

The trail was beautiful. Not difficult at all. Easy trail for dogs. Would definitely go again.

hiking
2 months ago

Lovely place to hike! The trails got a bit narrow at times but other than that it is a recommended hike !

2 months ago

This is a nice walk in the park. The trail is very green right now.

hiking
3 months ago

Peaceful and lovely trail! I really appreciate how people are practicing the proximity requirements to keep all of us safe! Thank you! I’ll definitely come back with my dog here!

hiking
muddy
3 months ago

walking
4 months ago

Wild flowers are in bloom. Beautiful scenery and a natural terrain in SF!

hiking
4 months ago

A idyllic little city oasis.

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muddy
rocky
5 months ago

Easy trails, some mellow climbing. Lots of coyotes!

hiking
6 months ago

Easy, with great views of the city!

hiking
6 months ago

Loved it!

hiking
rocky
8 months ago

running
rocky
8 months ago

Gorgeous creek-side trails, but hard to get any real distance in this park workout doing a bunch of loops. Large coyote spotted in the base of the canyon -- keep your dogs on leash!

hiking
rocky
8 months ago

It was pretty nice! Me and my gf really enjoyed it we went around 5 on a Sunday, medium traffic, we saw people here and there but no biggie everyone was pleasant! Advice don’t follow the GPS on here it takes you to an unknown area, just GPS Glen park and you’ll find street parking. The trails are well labeled and easy to get to. We just decided to follow where we felt like exploring. it was rocky, and pretty cold in the trees then sunny and warm on the stairs. Decent trails it took about an hour.

hiking
9 months ago

the playground is very tall in the park. its from the 70s 80s era of tough kids. a little throwback nostalgia i liked but rough for parents with young kids like myself. This was a great little hike we were all over the place.

hiking
9 months ago

Fun first hike with my wife and 13 month old :)

hiking
11 months ago

Nice for an after/before work walk. Moderate/easy depending on the trails you take

hiking
Wed Jun 26 2019

Perfect for a morning hike before work or with your dog.

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