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.

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
2 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
2 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!

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.

Very peaceful

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.

beautiful trail

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.

11 months ago

I've been doing these steps 3x a week for the past few months. I'll climb the step 4-8x in a workout. The views and scenery are really nice and it never gets boring. I've lost 25 lbs since I started doing this workout. Definitely consider taking advantage of the steps! : )

A San Francisco tradition. Just do it!

walking
Wednesday, July 05, 2017

finally made it out to the island, worth the trip.

Great quick trail. However part of the path is closed due to storm damage. Instead of completing a loop we had to go down and out on the same trail.

Nothing exciting, but the SF skyline

Monday, May 29, 2017

Great easy hike. Part of the route was closed due to hazardous conditions. Still a lovely easy hike with great views of the Golden Gate Bridge!

walking
Sunday, April 16, 2017

Of the walking trails on Alcatraz this isn't exactly the most exciting but seeing as the island is so small you can easily explore all the trails with no issue.

Beautiful Saturday afternoon... 3.7 mile to and fro ...

Monday, March 27, 2017

Great sunny day.... fun walking across.

walking
Saturday, March 18, 2017

Gorgeous day, less windy than we expected. Loved that cyclists were separated from the walkers. Highly recommended!

hiking
Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Many steps to get the heart rate up and to work those leg muscles! Not only is it a great workout, the view at the top is breathtaking. There are benches along the way up if you need to take a quick breather. You can park at the base of these stairs, but I'd recommend starting from the bottom of Moraga Steps and work your way up. Get that exercise in!

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