Explore the most popular no dogs 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.

Beautiful easy walk with a lot of history to explore!

Good in any weather, can get a fresh perspective on GGB.

Overall an okay hike, with a few interesting batteries to see but nothing out of this world

Truly an amazing experience standing and being able to walk around The Rock!
A must see place if you plan to visit San Francisco

1 month ago

Small but if you add the two stairways of tiled steps nearby this is a hidden gem.

It's a pedestrian/bike road that takes you across the bridge towards trail heads on both sides. Best bike across a bridge I've experienced. It was much more enjoyable than the bridges of Seattle.

Amazing views of the GG Bridge. I recommend doing that hike only when it’s not foggy on that side of town.

Great hike on a beautiful day.

hiking
2 months ago

Nice decent hike with amazing views. I took a detour down to Marshall’s Beach and walked it before coming back to the main trail. Not a lot of people which made it easy and quiet!

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.

Enjoyed the walk with my family! We went on a Friday and it was busy. Parking took a little time to find but well worth it!

One of a kind... Have to do this when visiting SF!

Didn’t hike much of it but it was like being in an army base

Took a beautiful July 4 morning walk up the Filbert Steps to Coit Tower. Hardly a soul stirring. Beautiful gardens and flowers in bloom on the way up. Great views of the Bay Bridge and Golden Gate Bridge from the top. Great way to get to Coit Tower and get some exercise in! At the bottom of the stairs at the end of the hike you can walk across the street to check out the lovely fountain at Levi Strauss' headquarters.

trail running
6 months 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.

backpacking
7 months ago

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

Probably the most magical little staircase in all of SF. It's hard to describe just how amazing it is, you just have to do it! I have no idea why this was rated as hard. I'm writing this review in case someone decides not to go because of the rating. We didn't stop once and I wasn't even out of breath by the time we reached Coit Tower. If you're not in the best shape, I'd rate this as moderate at the most. It's only about a 5-10 minute walk up the stairs, so even if you're out of shape, it will be over before you know it, and you can always take a mini break on the steps and just enjoy the scenery around you. Coit tower offers some nice views, but it doesn't have the same magical feeling as the steps. Highly recommend to everyone. Although, I'd avoid large groups, as the stairs are narrow and people walk on them all the time. Also, please be respectful of the people who live in the neighborhood, they are very nice. Marked this activity as walking because this isn't actually a hike.

This trail will take you through parts of the city that only the locals know about. Lots of steps, nice view from the tower. Glad that I took the time, no regrets.

Nice view, nice weather

The views are worth it!

hiking
10 months ago

We loved the trail, the views were breathless and it wasn’t full of tourists. Plus it was mildly challenging and there was a bathroom at baker beach, made it a nice pit stop.

Beautiful views from Golden Gate! So few places that are as scenic as this. Its an awesome walk in the Fall but anytime year round it’s beautiful!

Difficult to beat for a city walk!

Good walk by the shore. Can take nice pictures with Golden gate on the back drop.

Easily one of the first places I recommend a visit too. Sunsets are fantastic here. Combine with the mosaic tiles stair case to get the most out of this location.

walking
Sunday, October 29, 2017

Very peaceful

hiking
Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Very enjoyable walk. Went early on a Sunday morning. Not too crowded. Beautiful views of the bay. Windy easy stroll across the bridge and back.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

beautiful trail

walking
Saturday, September 09, 2017

Best hike ever . a must do when you are visiting SF.
You could see Alcatraz and angel island. The view of the open waters is amazing and relaxing.
I did this in November 2016.

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