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Glen Canyon to Twin Peaks is a 3.8 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, running, and nature trips. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 3.8 mi Elevation gain 725 ft Route type Loop

Dogs on leash

Kid friendly

Hiking

Nature trips

Running

Forest

Views

Wild flowers

Wildlife

Rocky

City walk

Historic site

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lyka salcedo
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Hillside Hiker
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Hiking

Fun rewarding trail with beautiful views at the peaks (on a clear day) and loads of bonus stairs all over Glen Canyon for elevation junkies!

Promita Chatterjee
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A short hike, shade in the beginning and then open. It was a lovely day, not too windy. Carry a jacket for the top of the peak. Lovely path through the woods in the beginning of the trail. We expected a more difficult trail for hiking but this would be a great trail for running because of the elevation.

Isaac Tuialuuluu
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Hiking

Got a duck your head to the canyon Bubba size that everything is up in the sky

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V Arora
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Tara Schuster
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Hiking

Beautiful views! Windy day! Recommend a jacket.

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Mark Sebarrotin
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Hiking

Great trail for a local afternoon hike. The first half of the trail (located in Glen Canyon) has several off-shoots that you can take. I went along the creek one-way and took the upper canyon on the way back. Twin Peaks was exceptionally windy (even in late June) so I recommend a windbreaker. You might also want to hold on to your cap.

Henry Wu
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Hiking

Beautiful hike that starts in the park with some nice vegetation - then upwards to Twin Peaks for a lovely view!

Jennifer Houseman
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Hiking

Great urban hike through Glen Canyon and sweeping views of the city atop of Twin Peaks

Martha Martinez
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Hiking

Loved it. High trafficked. There is a park and restrooms before the hike. The directions in the hike are a bit tricky so put on your maps to guide you since you do travel thru a street for a little bit. It was a little tough but our 2 kids did fine. Once you get there the views are amazing. Definitely recommend it.

Esra Ar
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It was quite a busy trail and I found it to be a bit shorter than expected

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Jesse Wilks
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Hiking

Surprising how you can feel a million miles away from the city in glen canyon. First time I’ve ever been and it was way bigger than I thought, plus tacking on twin peaks at the end was nice. Would do again.

Alexandra Halbeck
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Zoe Steine-Hanson
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Hiking

Very windy once you get to twin peaks but worth the view! Otherwise a great hike.

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Ray Dames
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Hiking

Nice combination of hidden trails along with a Twin Peaks summit. Lots of wildflowers and interesting crags. Be prepared for warm weather in Glen Canyon and windy/chilly weather on Twin Peaks.

Roberto Calvillo
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Hiking

Cool woodsy trail in the middle of the city. Great for kids and dog friendly. You will cross a couple of streets but, not a problem. The trail is easy to follow. At the beginning of the Glen Canyon trail there is a rec center with bathrooms. At the top of Twin Peaks there are restrooms as well. Beautiful rock formations, large trees and sounds of birds.

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Christina T
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Hiking

What a neat and unique hike in an urban area. Glen park is wonderful with rock formations and blackberry bushes throughout. Most importantly, it’s a dog friendly hike. We thoroughly enjoyed the views up top on twin peaks. A bit breezy, but a worthwhile trek.

Devon McConnell
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Beauty in the middle of the city. Such a surprise!

Charlene Zhou
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Hiking

Very good work-out trail. You can get rather consistent incline all the way from Glen Canyon to the top of the twin peaks. The Glen Canyon portion is extremely pleasant now after the park renovation. Walking in the canyon, you forget that you are in the city, because you are surrounded by woods and don’t see paved roads/vehicles — that is one unique characteristic of Glen Canyon making it a better hike to me than other nearby hills such as Bernal height. Reaching the twin peaks is quite rewarding with The unobstructed view of downtown. The only unfavorable part on this trail is that you need to cross a big intersection with traffic light, and then cross back and forth on the vehicle road leading up to the twin peaks several times.

Joe Lambe
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Hiking

Great views from Twin Leaks, and surprisingly nestled away trail in Glen Canyon. Not bad for urban hiking!

Luis Alejandro Crespo Falco
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It was a nice trail! Not hard at all, no big steeps! The trails in Glen Park are pretty, and the view of SF you get at the top of Twin Peaks is as best as it gets.

Michael Anderson
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Martin Varela
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Alexander McLean
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T Flan
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Joe Brilliant
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Jacinth Sohi
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Teri D
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Andrico Penick
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Etai Markowski
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