Stow Lake Trail is a 1.1 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near San Francisco, California that features a lake 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.
dogs on leash
The Stow Lake Loop offers a pleasant stroll around a beautiful lake. A popular spot for joggers and bird watchers. Explore The island and walk past Hunington Falls
Yes, wonderful morning hike/run. But I want to comment that the precise distance of the trail loop is 1.017 miles. 5370 feet. I have measured that several times with a 3 foot diameter rolling wheel. That is staying within a foot or two of the shortest distance around the curves. As a runner, I'm interested in precise distances to get an accurate view of distance covered.
Great daily run
Stow lake is a lovely walk. You can rent paddle boats or sit on numerous benches to watch the lakes. Also, in the spring great blue herons nest in the trees on the west side of the lake - check it out!
I've walked countless times here. And have taken countless boat tours. Always enjoyable. A nice easy hike up Strawberry Hill for nice views of the Richmond and Sunset Districts.
It was very peaceful along the lake. We saw squirrels, geese, turtles. Bridges and waterfalls. A little log shack with food to enjoy. Easy walk even with bad knee.
Nice walk around the lake. Paved path and very little grade.