Explore the most popular mountain biking 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.

Great mixture of shade and sun, and has a fantastic secret bathroom at one of the campus buildings. Truly gorgeous greenery along well-maintained trails. Dog friendly. Keep an eye out for poison oak and roots that cause uneven footing.

walking
30 days ago

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

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

Good trail

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.

enter and exit with Sunshine but in the middle of the trail there might be frost and slight rain so the road is a little muddy.

Nike Missile base is just a dirt patch

2 months ago

Interior greenbelt is lovely

hiking
2 months ago

A great city escape; trail is narrow and temperatures can vary quite a bit as you walk around Mt. Sutro, but still a must do trail

hiking
2 months ago

Easy trail with a couple of steep switchbacks but definitely a beginner trail. There’s lots of poison oak, runners, dogs, and bikers, but the trail gets deep enough into the forest to provide an urban escape with mist and silence punctuated by bird calls and creaking trees.

hiking
3 months ago

A beautiful hike in the.middle of the city! This trail really makes you feel like you are out of the city and out in the forest where you can only hear the sound of trees in the wind. I went in July and there were so many cherry trees and plum trees with fruit. Def recommend!! Lots of mountain bikers like to rise here.

The park was so beautiful!

beautiful space to relax and get out of the house

I can't believe it is right in the middle of the city. It's absolutely beautiful. You feel like you're deep in the forest as soon as you enter. The trees, flowers, and the smell will calm you the entire time.

hiking
4 months ago

Nice escape from the city without having to leave the city! Rather short and the trail is a little tight so watch out for bikers!!!

Cute hike. Not super easy if you're out of shape, but not hard or long. Made me feel like I stepped into Narnia. Does not feel like you're in the city AT ALL.

hiking
4 months ago

Went with with family and toddler and it really made him tired :p. My mom and dad really liked this trail as it was not far from the city and provided greenery views.

We went there today and loop was closed from top so had to come back the way we came.

hiking
4 months ago

Beautiful park, but obviously very busy when the weather's nice.

hiking
4 months ago

There’s a cool cross at the top in remembrance of he Armenian genocide and some nice views of the City (but not the Golden Gate Bridge), Twin Peaks Tower, all of East Bay, part of the Pacific and down to the south end of the Bay. It was an easy hike over soil and scattered rocks if you take the trail, but you can take a wide variety of offshoot trails to the top, some steeper but doable. It can take anywhere from 10 min to and from the top at a brisk pace to 40 min at a stroll, but what really makes this hike awesome are the views of the skyline and the lush forest you walk through on the longer loop. It’s dog friendly!

Iconic. Legendary. A must see.

walking
5 months ago

I’ve been coming here since I was a kid. Even after all these years I still love this little spot. Now I come with my son and he enjoys it as much as I do.

Beautiful trails, all shared with hikers and joggers. Steep, technical patches of roots and rocks, very blind switch backs. Have good brakes!! Steady climb from the start

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

walking
6 months ago

World-class urban park. JFK a bit more scenic than MLK, but both provide reduced-traffic walking. Amazing achievement of City planning! Restrooms at Polo fields, Stow Lake boathouse, DeYoung museum, Cons. of Flowers, Sharon Meadow playground.

hiking
6 months ago

Another forgotten trail...

Really close to road and loud traffic. Beautiful ocean scenery though.

hiking
8 months ago

I was able to find parking near 8th & Irving for this hike and noticed that there is 2 hour free parking Mon-Fri or unlimited free parking Saturday and Sunday. I would recommend doing this hike on the weekend if you drive here since this hike will take longer than two hours for most hikers of average ability.

I kept on getting semi-lost on this trail even with the downloaded map and kept on having to make micro-corrections to my route along the way. It’s a mixed use trail and I saw walkers, hikers, runners and cyclists along the way. There will also be plenty of tourists just standing around.

You will be on a mix of paved sidewalks and dirt trails, but at no point on the trail will it feel remote. I felt very safe doing this alone as a woman during a weekend day. However, I don’t recommend coming alone because this trail can be rather boring to do by yourself. If you do this trail, I would recommend bringing a friend so you could have a conversation along the way.

I’m glad I experienced this trail, but I don’t see myself prioritizing coming back anytime soon as someone from out of town.

hiking
8 months ago

Love the variety of trails and how secluded they all are.

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