Explore the most popular 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.


kid friendly



trail running

nature trips


dogs on leash


dog friendly

road biking

city walk

wild flowers



wheelchair friendly

stroller friendly

no dogs


historic site

partially paved

mountain biking


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Always a fun family hike and enjoy the beautiful views!

Always a fun hike to do! Scenic and a fun discovery each time. Go down the coastal trail and end up at China Beach! A must!

Very pretty views. It has a lot of steps. But these are worth it. And the stairs are do able.

Beautiful easy walk with a lot of history to explore!

Chill well populated hike. Mostly flat. Take detour to beach

Views of Pacific and GGB, mostly within forest

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

Easy but spectacular views

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

mountain biking
23 days ago

Real nice views short trails but good for beginners. A lot of hikers. Has a real nice steep hill to ride down right below the cross. Can easily ride back up different path then go back down the steep hill.

mountain biking
23 days ago

Probably the best trails for beginner mountain bikers. You can spend hours riding the trails. And most of the trails have good line of sight. You can see hikers with ease.

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

This is a really nice, long, easy walk ☺️

Beautiful walk ☺️

Nice scenery, easy stroll up and down the hills. Husband and I had a good conversation about the history of Lover's Lane Trail. The trail has paved walkways, mostly, if I recalled correctly.

1 month ago

Had a great time hiking Land's End Trail and walking at the beach. This hike is fun and easy. We ate lunch at the Cliff House. Food was fine but I threw up after consuming 1 glass of alcohol. That must have been my body telling it did not want alcohol after a good hike.

Beautiful place

Hole in the wall coffee a good mid-trail break with a end of trail bread chowder bowl at Nick’s a bonus.

One of the most beautiful views.

Incredible wild trail and one of the best parts of San Francisco.

1 month ago

Definitely an easy hike! We started around 2pm and were done by 3:30pm and walked around the Mt Sutro loop. There are servers trails and you can get lost easily! Very confusing, you need a map if you want to follow the a trail. The historic trail is beautiful, and at some parts of it you have nice views of SF. But I wouldn’t go here for views, because there are other places with much better views of the city.

A lot of sight seeing.

1 month ago

Great spot if you live in the city. Easy enough to bring the kids along as well.

great walk

Pretty street

1 month ago

Hiked up here today (started in Stern Grove and did a big 5.5 mile loop, including a stretch through the mansions in St. Johns Wood neighborhood). Amazingly clear day, almost no wind at all. Saw a 2' long garter snake on the top of Mt. Davidson! Panoramic views taking in Sutro Tower/Twin Peaks to the north, downtown SF to the northeast, south of Mission, south SF, over to Brisbane... As well as clear views of the East Bay, including Mt. Diablo way off in the distance. In the western direction we could see some of the Farallon Islands as well. My wife prefers this location over Twin Peaks because there are no cars and no crowds -- it's a lot more peaceful!

1 month ago

Beautiful views! Caught a gorgeous sunset towards the end of the hike. Includes some challenging stairs and climbing that could be an issue for some. Trail was a little crowded and loud at times, but the views were so worth it.

Nice little trail on the north western coast of the SF peninsula. Stunning views of the Golden Gate Bridge, a true oasis in the City that will give you a respite from all the hustle and bustle.

1 month ago

Nice connecting area to other parks in the area!

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