Best trails in San Francisco

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Looking for a great trail near San Francisco, California? AllTrails has 78 great running trails, hiking trails, walking trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. If you're looking for the best trails around Mount Tamalpais State Park or Mount Diablo State Park, we've got you covered. You'll also find some great local park options, like McNee Ranch or Rancho San Antonio County Park. Just looking to take a quick stroll? We've got 51 easy trails in San Francisco ranging from 0.6 to 10.9 miles and from 6 to 931 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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Map of trails in San Francisco
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#1 - Lands End Trail
Golden Gate National Recreation Area
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Length: 3.4 mi • Est. 1 h 22 m
Lands End Trail explores the historic Sutro Baths and offers brilliant view of the Pacific. A must see for any visitor to San Francisco. This is the wildest, rockiest corner of San Francisco. A cornShow more
#2 - Mount Sutro Loop
Mount Sutro Open Space Reserve
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Length: 2 mi • Est. 49 m
Note: Part of this trail may be closed for maintenance. Explore this nook of wilderness that is near the UCSF campus, this greenbelt has a native garden and is a great respite from busy urban life ofShow more
#3 - Walk Across the Golden Gate Bridge
Fort Point National Historic Site
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Length: 3.7 mi • Est. 1 h 37 m
Walk or bike across one of the most beautiful bridges with great views of the San Francisco Bay and the one of the longest suspension spans in the world. The Golden Gate Bridge, which spans from San Show more
#4 - California Coastal Trail: Lands End to Golden Gate Bridge
Golden Gate National Recreation Area
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Length: 4.4 mi • Est. 2 h 13 m
Hike along the Coastal Trail from the Cliff House at Lands End to the Golden Gate Bridge This section of the California Coastal Trail runs from the Cliff House near the Sutro Baths all the way to theShow more
#5 - Batteries to Bluffs Trail
Presidio of San Francisco
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Length: 2.2 mi • Est. 1 h 11 m
Experience the wild western shoreline on the Batteries to Bluffs Trail. This rugged route takes visitors along the cliffs bordering the Pacific Ocean, allowing hikers to explore historic gun batteriesShow more
#6 - Fort Funston Trail
Fort Funston
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Length: 2 mi • Est. 55 m
Located in the southwest corner of San Francisco, Fort Funston was a harbor defense installation built to defend against naval attacks. Nowadays, visitors can check out the remnants of this fort whichShow more
#7 - Golden Gate Park Loop
Golden Gate Park
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Length: 6.3 mi • Est. 2 h 33 m
Note: As of April 27, 2020, JFK Drive in Golden Gate Park is closed to vehicles for COVID-19 measures. The park is still open to the public. Come explore the wonders of Golden Gate Park! As one of thShow more
#8 - Seal Rocks Beach
Golden Gate National Recreation Area
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Length: 2.3 mi • Est. 1 h 11 m
Seal Rocks Beach is a 2.3 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near San Francisco, California that offers scenic views and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, wShow more
#9 - Golden Gate Bridge from Baker Beach Trail
Presidio of San Francisco
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Length: 6.3 mi • Est. 3 h 1 m
Golden Gate Bridge from Baker Beach Trail is a 6.3 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near San Francisco, California that offers scenic views and is rated as moderate. The trail offersShow more
#10 - Mount Davidson
Mount Davidson Park
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Length: 1 mi • Est. 24 m
Named after famous geographer and Sierra Club charter member George Davidson, Mount Davidson is the highest natural point in San Francisco. Visitors to the park find striking panoramic views of the ciShow more
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