Explore the most popular nature trips 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
15 hours 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
1 day ago

Beautiful hike! It is moderate and goes around the bay :-)
Nice views of Golden Gate all the way. If you want to hike all the way to Golden Gate, you need to walk through BEAUTIFUL homes in SF! The one's which are like my Dream Homes! Oh well moving on, the hike is simple walk from the trail end to GG.

I would rate this hike as easy / moderate! Some elevation which is nullified by the beautiful views.

A bit too easy. Great views! Bring gloves for when you're at the peak and in cloud cover if your hands freeze like mine do.

So beautiful, it almost feels like you're away from the city.

hiking
7 days ago

The hike is very beautiful with views of golden gate and fairly moderate trail with mostly flat terrain. We got there early(by 7.00 am) , so the parking was ample and the trail was less trafficked. The weather was just perfect for a hike.

Great views, not always clear and usually windy. Definitely a fairly easy walk and great for dogs.

nature trips
7 days ago

Definitely come here early in the morning. Just went on July 15, and we were glad we got there early at 8:30. Got the trial to ourselves and made it down to Eagle’s point. We hung out for a bit and circled around to the Legion of Honors museum and made our way back down to the coastal trail. On the way back there were a TON of people. Glad we came early to secure parking and made sure we didn’t have to walk side by side with everyone else that just start the trail. Great scenes here and there for a quick photo with the bridge. Will come again soon, but a lot earlier to get the trails to ourselves.

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!

Great urban walk/hike. Park on the west side of Great Highway and go clockwise.

hiking
10 days 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.

nature trips
11 days ago

Enjoyable walk with great views of Golden Gate Bridge, labyrinth, and surroundings baths! Would definitely go again!

Nice place for a walk or run. Excellent place to take your dogs to do exercise.

hiking
13 days ago

Great views, stairs help with the steeper paths.

hiking
15 days ago

Nice trail with great views! The negative is that many tourist congest the trail, so def get there before 10am.

The park was so beautiful!

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

on Lands End Trail

18 days ago

Is an awesome walk along the coast with stunning views. Sutro baths are super interesting too! The paths are easy to navigate and there are often stairs when it gets steep. Would definitely recommend, is suitable for most!

hiking
18 days ago

If the weather is good, as it was for me, this cannot be beat for views. One after another spectacular view along the Coastal Trail. The return leg takes you past the golf course and Legion of Honor. Also has a fair climb that will get your heart pumping, as will the stairs along the Coastal Trail and down to the Labyrinth. Also worth checking out the nearby Sutro Baths.

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.

hiking
20 days ago

So fortunate to have caught it on a clear day. Easily one of the most beautiful urban hikes I've seen. Parking was a breeze at the visitors center.

hiking
21 days ago

This is hidden gem in SF. Well maintained trails great for hiking, taking a stroll, trail running, kid-friendly, and dog-friendly. It’s a quick and easy 2 mile loop but we took an hour just strolling about and training our dogs in the process. It was a windy and cloudy SF day, nice and cool. Halfway through the loop there’s an awesome scenic vista into the canyon and forest. It looked magical in the mist.

hiking
23 days ago

Enjoyed this scenic hike. Beautiful views of the ocean, greenery, and Golden Gate bridge. It was super pleasant on a sunny but cool and clear day.

hiking
25 days ago

Beautiful trail with lots to see. Didn’t see any shipwrecks though. It’s also a long trail. Our map took us on a loop at the end. The loop further away from the coast isn’t as scenic. A lot of people were going back along the coastal trail.

The traffic was moderate but not too bad for a Sunday.

Beautiful view and a great hike to go with friends and family.

walking
25 days ago

Great trail. Not to difficult. A lot of stairs. The views of the bridge are amazing. Would definitely do again

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
1 month ago

Don’t be fooled this is a short hike but it could leave you out of breath especially if you’re hiking and talking/laughingg with a friend you haven’t seen for a while. The views were superb. And the labyrinth was a hidden surprise. I’ll do it again.

This is more of a historic walk than a hike.

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