Philosopher's Way

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Philosopher's Way is a 2.3 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
2.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
360 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

views

wild flowers

The trail is meant to "highlight the interrelationships between the area's ecology, geography, history," and the 14 musing stations provide interesting details about the nature and history of surrounding landscapes.

1 month ago

Quick and easy loop in an underrated SF park.

1 month ago

My second fave walk in the city

trail running
11 months ago

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Nice hike area, the view of the city is amazing

hiking
Sunday, July 30, 2017

Nice trails and quite a few of them, huge park and hardly anyone there on a Sunday afternoon. Signage was a little lacking, and not every trail is shown in this app. There were Fox Tails *everywhere*, so check your dogs when you're done.

Monday, September 26, 2016

Great short day hike

hiking
Saturday, February 27, 2016

A beautiful day, great views, well maintained trail.

hiking
Wednesday, November 11, 2015

I love this trail! It is very well marked - just follow the arrows. Beautiful views of the bay and San Francisco. The trail is well maintained and dog friendly. Highly recommend!

hiking
Sunday, October 27, 2013

Bi-weekly Philosophy Walks are held here. For more detailed information check out the website https://www.facebook.com/PhilosophersWaySanFrancisco

hiking
Tuesday, May 21, 2013

If you have a dog, there is a small lake near the top in which dog owners take their dogs to swim. There are also a few picnic benches next to the water.

walking
Monday, April 15, 2013

Beautiful Beautiful Beautiful views of SF and a stick hanging from the tree for my dog!
Lots of flowers and not super packed with people. I will be back regularly

hiking
Monday, January 07, 2013

If I were to rate this hike on the nature alone it would probably be only 2 stars at best. But given the cultural aspects the trail has to offer (the 14 musing stations are fun, informative, and nice places to reflect), as well as the unique views of San Francisco at nearly every step, I enjoyed it quite a bit. Not a trail I'll do again anytime soon, but consider it a must if you live in San Francisco, if only to widen your perspective of the city.

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