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Beautiful and simple trail featuring a short and easy climb up a small peak. Nice 360 degree views of the city. Definitely worth checking out as it's right in the center of SF.

Pretty steps!

It was an 'easy' trail. Make sure you take the stair cases and follow the cliffs for the most rewarding views

If only all steps were this beautiful.

Love this path. I live right near the end of the trail so I started south and made my way north and back. I'd recommend checking out Sutro Baths and Camera Obscura while you're there.

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9 days ago

Did half the hike then hooked into another trail. Beautiful but slightly short.

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10 days ago

hiking
10 days ago

Wonderful views, though very busy at the weekends.

Walk on the North (water) side of Embarcadero and you can walk unimpeded by traffic lights. You can still catch a few glimpses of Fisherman's Wharf in between the tourist traps. Beautiful views of the Bay, Angel Island, Alcatraz, and Telegraph Hill

Easy trail for beginners and all levels! It's gorgeous and fun and great if you want to feel disconnected from the city without going far!

More of a walk than a hike. There's a ton of other tourists, but it's a scenic trail that you have to go on if you're near the golden gate. Beautiful scenery and picture spots. My favorite parts were the walk to Marshall's beach and the sand ladder. These are somewhat off the trail so make sure you take these detours