Lake Merced Trail

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Lake Merced Trail is a 4.5 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near San Francisco, California that offers the chance to see wildlife 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.

DISTANCE
4.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
108 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dog friendly

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

road biking

trail running

walking

lake

views

wildlife

A paved loop, this trail is popular for joggers, and road bikers. A beautiful loop for a nice day, its a popular spot to walk your dog.

walking
2 months ago

Cool, park, but has a side walk part, at one point of the trail, that has traffic noise driving through

walking
3 months ago

my family and I love this place. the lake is beautiful and the park area is really nice also.

walking
9 months ago

Lots of runners, walkers, and strollers. Don't forget to cross the bridge!

10 months ago

Monday, November 28, 2016

As others have said, more akin to walking down the street on the sidewalk than walking around a lake on a path. would be a good biking path for little kids, though.

walking
Thursday, June 09, 2016

Lots of traffic especially east side. Cut through Harding golf course for a breath of fresh air

walking
Monday, May 09, 2016

It's a nice paved road circuit, but too many cars do go by here since it's right next to the main Streets and highway. the noise here is so loud that it gets you to the point where you wish you could find a place that was quiet. bring earphones to drown out the noise. Definitely safe to do it considering you don't need to cross the street in oncoming traffic.

road biking
Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Fun!!!

road biking
Monday, February 16, 2015

Traffic is beside you on the whole loop. The lake is beautiful but it's not as peaceful as other trails.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

College kids littered everywhere, but they are usually absorbed in their own worlds (as per usual). Good stretch to walk/run/bike, and a pull-up bar station if you are feeling squirrelly enough.

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