Glen Canyon Park Trail

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Glen Canyon Park Trail is a 1.9 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 but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
1.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
305 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

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.

3 days ago

Sometimes it’s hard to believe we have this little beauty right in the city. Great short hike or jogging route.

19 days ago

My backyard. Hidden SF gem

1 month ago

So beautiful, it almost feels like you're away from the city.

hiking
1 month ago

This is hidden gem in SF. Well maintained trails great for hiking, taking a stroll, trail running, kid-friendly, and dog-friendly. It’s a quick and easy 2 mile loop but we took an hour just strolling about and training our dogs in the process. It was a windy and cloudy SF day, nice and cool. Halfway through the loop there’s an awesome scenic vista into the canyon and forest. It looked magical in the mist.

hiking
2 months ago

A hidden treasure in the city. Great for kids, dogs and trail runners looking for a quick workout. Adjacent to a wonderful, recently renovated playground with picnic tables and full service restrooms; pick up sandwiches or snacks at Glen Canyon Market on Chenery St before hand.

hiking
2 months ago

Very nice and safe for kids

4 months ago

Easy, pleasant hikes. Moderate traffic but we went on a warm Saturday. Parking was easy on the nearby neighborhood. My son who’s disabled and has some issues with walking long distances Loved it! There were stairs for the steeper parts and lots of places to stop and rest on benches or tree trunks.

hiking
4 months ago

Great hiking trail. My dog loves it too!

walking
8 months ago

Beautiful!

hiking
11 months ago

Chill trail in the middle of the city. Keep dogs on a leash because there is coyotes.

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Enjoyable hike. The hike includes the only publicly accessible stream in San Francisco.

Wednesday, February 01, 2017

Very nice little hike. We liked exploring the stream w/ bridges and hanging out on the huge rock structures.

hiking
Wednesday, January 25, 2017

It's a great place to escape from the city. Not many choices to trail on but I do appreciate that it's located so nearby and that it's dog friendly. Has a small creek, lots of beautiful greens, and rock structure in few places.

Sunday, October 02, 2016

Feels like you have left the city

Friday, August 26, 2016

Pretty easy hike, not too much to see. Not one of my favorites other than its dog friendly

birding
Thursday, August 04, 2016

Glen Canyon Park boasts easy to tougher trail-walking options, including the new Creeks to Peaks from Islais Creek the top of Twin Peaks, a lively 4 mile round trip. Birding is terrific especially morning and evening. Listen!!

hiking
Tuesday, July 05, 2016

Great trail, quick and some points feel like you've left the city.

hiking
Friday, June 24, 2016

Fun little hike in the city without a full day's commitment. Some great areas meandering along Islais Creek and also great views of the canyon itself when the trail winds out from the canyon floor to the edges and boulders up top. Popular with dog walkers and people of all ages.

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