Explore the most popular birding 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.

gorgeous views. lots of sand and dogs

hiking
1 day ago

Super when it's not foggy or windy. Woof!

on Lands End Trail

hiking
6 days ago

The view never grows old. Elevation is just right.

walking
7 days ago

Super easy, beautiful walk. The directions on the southeast end are wonky, but you can figure it out.

hiking
8 days ago

Nearly got my left foot bitten off by a sea lion. Needless to say he won't be swimming straight for a while. Absolutely gorgeous trail, bring along sustenance to snack by the ocean and meditate.

Contained trail. There's plentiful parking and you can see everything from the higher parts of the trail. Not a lot of solitude though or variation in scenery.

Beautiful views. Nice for an easy stroll.

walking
11 days ago

Fun and scenic spot in SFO, great scenery around, but often crowded with tourists.

hiking
11 days ago

Beautiful trail with beautiful views. I’ve been here twice in 3 weeks. I love it. Good for children also.

Awesome... I've walked all the embarcadero many times. I use to work some at pier 23 and later at pier 51. A pleasure to walk any of it.

Great trails for all, you can make it difficult to moderate. Lots of stairs going down to the ocean. Beautiful views, however the downfall is how many people were there. Everyone was friendly and politely passed the slower people. Lots of dogs through the trails, not all on leashes.

Great with kiddos or visitors.

Beautiful views of the Pacific, but too many dogs off leash to be a favorite for me.

Every time I drive to San Diego From Seattle I stop here. The rest area at the north end of the bridge is my preferred location to stop and take that wonderful walk.

For those with inquiring minds you can see a section of the massive steel vertical suspension ropes on the south side of the bridge, near the parking lot. You may miss it if it's foggy out.

SF is a great place to hang out for the day.

Trail entrance is discreet. City parking allows only 2 hour - impossible to expore much.

Beautiful forest. Nice vegetation. Foggy so can't see any view.

Awesome views of the ocean and golden gate. Downside is how much foot traffic there is.

hiking
21 days ago

Listed as moderate, but I would say on the easier side of moderate, especially if you choose not to descend to the beach. One of the most scenic hikes I have done south of the bridge (only done 7 so far). There is no doubt I will do this one again and recommend to friends. Interestingly, I found the many folks that were on this trail were by far more friendly than other trails in the bay area. Great hike and close to many other great activities in Park and Presidio.

Loved this trail and added a trip across the bridge and back! Wind much better on the return. Be careful of the tourist that don’t realize they are walking in the bike path. Ps easy ride with a little hill on the way up to the bridge

breathtaking view after breathtaking view. hands down best scenic hike we’ve been on to date. not a lot of work but a lot of reward. if your dog is friendly, this is the perfect place for you!

Fun and easy hike. Gets crowded on Saturday especially when the weather is nice. Will do it again since it’s just minutes away from my home.

Took a hike here at midday - great hike. Very short, but nice to get away for a little while.

hiking
27 days ago

I started hiking the Land’s End Trail and continued on to the Golden Gate Bridge. It was a beautiful day in March and while there were many people at the bridge, the foot traffic was moderate on the trail. Take care as you navigate traffic on some of the surface streets. I think up & back was about 8 to 8 1/2 miles. It is an easy hike/walk and the views are beautiful.

Good trail

on Lands End Trail

hiking
27 days ago

Great walk, beautiful weather. probably won't be doing it again but that is because of the traffic getting in and out of SF nothing to do with the trail. Will be recommending to friends it they are planing a day trip.

great place to go with your dog. lookout for the coyote living there :)

Hated running through the rich people houses. And cars

walking
1 month ago

Beautiful, wooded trail in the city but because there are so many intersecting routes that meet this particular, somewhat confusing, one it was difficult to stay on course and cumbersome to keep checking my phone on such narrow walkways.

hiking
1 month ago

We did this hike last year and loved it. It went a lot faster than I expected. The cross at the top was fun to see in person (and not just in Dirty Harry). A great SF stroll.

Loved it....continued along bakers beach and got as close to the bridge as we were able. Awesome views.

I’ve done this trail from beginning to end and back again! A few times! I love all of it, the views are amazing and so are the trails and steps! It’s one that I will keep doing until I feel accomplished with my finish time, and even then, I will still do it because I personally like it!

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