Explore the most popular beach trails near San Francisco with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

hiking
13 hours ago

Stunning views of the Golden Gate! Walked from the Sutro Baths to the view point at the other side of Land's End, then carried on via Camino Del Mar to the trailhead of the Golden Gate Bridge trail from Baker Beach. Quite the hike if you combine the two!

Great hiking trail with beautiful views of the Golden Gate Bridge!

on Lands End Trail

hiking
1 day ago

Awesome and conveniently accessible! Ample parking at Sutro Baths. It’s always busy but wait around for 10 min and a spot always clears up. The path is mostly soil and some rocks, especially up and down the cliff side to the beach. Super easy hike if you stay up top, moderately challenging stairs if you go down to the beach. Full of scenic views, dogs, and families. Make sure to explore Sutro Baths as well!

trail running
1 day ago

I am not into distance running, yet I am way into running elevation/short bursts/steps and I can say that the two sets of steps here, which provide access to Marshall's Beach and Baker Beach, are both excellent for training. Whether you want it slow and low (aerobic) or hard and disgusting (anaerobic) you can make that happen here.

beautiful easy trail!!

walking
3 days ago

One of my favorite trails in the city and a major reason why I love living here. The views are stunning. Well worth the effort.

walking
11 days ago

Really neat for a hike in the city, you don't feel like these gorgeous views can be so close to the metropolitan area. We were able to park right at the bottom of the trail on a weekday, but it was still quite busy. Wonderful if you don't mind passing tons of people on your nature walks, but we did pass tons of people. It's rated moderate because there are stairs. Look for smaller trails going down to the beach below, you can get a better view of the gg bridge, but watch out for homeless that hang out there and harass people. Worth it, would do it again, not the quietest or most serene.
Bathrooms available at the visitor center, parking is free.

hiking
11 days ago

Amazing views, not too steep, can accommodate kids.

walking
12 days ago

Beautiful and scenic trail! Add this one to your list if you haven’t already! :)

hiking
14 days ago

It's a good hiking, with some easy and some hard (moderate) parts and the most beautiful views!

Iconic. Legendary. A must see.

Amazing views, great hike. Take water, hat and a small snack.. lots of beautiful areas to take pictures. we got there at 8am was perfect not hot at all. Coming back for this one..

hiking
28 days ago

- Parking: I started and ended at Land's End Eagle Point. There's usually lots of spots along the road where I began.
- Views: beautiful!
- Traffic: there were a lot of people on a sunny Sunday afternoon. That, combined with the relatively narrow trails, made the walk slower than expected.

28 days ago

awesome hike. many things to see. very dog friendly!

Great beach and bluff exploring with great views of the Bridge. Overnight camping a The Presido Rob Hill Campground

backpacking
29 days ago

Excellent views of Golden Gate Bridge from the bluffs. Camp at The Presido Rob Hill Campground!

hiking
1 month ago

Great hike with shade. Beautiful views along the coast. Came here on a Saturday morning before 10am and was able to find parking in the Lands End Lookout parking lot. After our hike, cars were waiting around for parking. Highly recommend.

Wonderful place. Relaxed easy hike. Better on weekdays

1 month ago

Gorgeous views - definitely very busy but the scenery makes all the traffic worthwhile

hiking
1 month ago

Amazing views. Around every turn was another incredible sight. This is a must do if you're in the area.

2 months ago

Great easy hike for the weekend! Great views of the bridge.

Simply the most beautiful hike close to a major US metro in my opinion.

hiking
2 months ago

Really neat trail! Beautiful cliffs for the ocean waves to break on. Gorgeous views of the bay. Enjoyed the trees that looked like they had been trimmed and were cleaning up after.

walking
2 months ago

Easy loop, great view, best to go on a weekday though if you can.

Walked it about 9 p.m. A few of the restaurants and bars were still open, but most shops and other tourists had called it a night. I did see a couple of large rats that looked to have a nest under the sidewalk near the beach.

Great hike for families - the kids loved running up and sliding down the sand dunes. Lots of dogs having fun playing off leash. Beautiful views. Better on a less windy day when the sand isn’t whipping around

walking
2 months ago

Great for a quick jog or a sunset stroll. Amazing views.

beautiful.

walking
3 months ago

One of the best urban walks, period.

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