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.

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kid friendly

views

hiking

trail running

nature trips

dogs on leash

birding

beach

dog friendly

road biking

city walk

wild flowers

forest

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wheelchair friendly

stroller friendly

no dogs

partially paved

lake

historic site

mountain biking

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hiking
1 day ago

Crowded, nice walk and views. Some trails not shown on the maps are not open to the public and they’re fun to explore.

trail running
muddy
4 days ago

Easy-moderate covered trails. Really great for running!

backpacking
7 days ago

Second half that takes to directly to the Sutro Tower got pretty muddy and slippery after the rain. The suggested trail was closed off for restoration. Take the mystery or fairy gates trail instead go get to twin peaks. Nice smell, nice greenery.

trail running
9 days ago

intense run with the incline through the forest but breaking through and getting the twin peaks view was amazing. a better run than hike.

hiking
12 days ago

Very popular. Beautiful but lots of people.

Pleasant, short, and varied walk. Partially paved and some incline. I’d say it’s great for kids, a leisurely walk, or jogging because it only takes 40 mins to stroll. It’s a bit tricky to stay on the trial, so expect to pick up your phone to stay in route. There are some beautiful views and lush wooded trials that go from super secluded to public when you pass by soccer fields, homes, and paved roads.

Great 1hr loop around the golf course for running or a flatter walk. It starts out on a narrow wooded path, but expect to also walk on the sidewalk, cross quiet streets, walk a wide unpaved service road, and hear the freeway for a few minutes. You’ll even pass Rob Hill Campground, which was fun to take a detour through. In many ways, the varied terrain keeps the walk interesting. You’ll need access to map to stay on course—it’s not clear for first timers. Not a heavily trafficked tourist hike.

If you have time, I suggest walking to the playground across the street from the golf club parking lot. The 5 min walk has some beautiful views of the presidio and there is additional free parking over there. If you wanted, you could add another 20-30 minutes by walking the loop.

walking
12 days ago

Great walk. Somehow in hilly SF, there are a lot of flat nature hikes and walks. This one has more incline which is nice. I suggest walking there and back rather than walking the loop so you can enjoy the coastal breathtaking views instead of the road. We decided to not turnaround or take the loop and instead we kept walking to Baker Beach, then through the Presidio and finally into the Marina for lunch. It took about 2 hours 15 mins or 7 miles and my Fitbit recorded I burned 780 calories!

It was a blast and we were exhausted after, but I couldn’t believe all the fantastic views we had! After, we Lyfted back to our car, but we could have Scooted or Jump Biked because the ride was through the Presidio and neighborhood streets. Excellent trek!

14 days ago

Beautiful views of ocean and bridge and lots of fun landmarks to see. We did this hike as the loop, part of which is the road, and if we did it again, would stick to an out and back on the coastal trail- this is where the best views were and felt more like a hike (vs. a walk along the road). Detour to labyrinth/beach was worth the stairs!

hiking
15 days ago

Amazing view!

Must do in San Francisco. Lands End is a unique stand out among the stunning west coast (obviously there are plenty of other amazing spots as well) that’s incredibly accessible.

hiking
19 days ago

Great place for great views. Friendly for hitting, jogging. Easy “hike” for most kids, but there are some steps that need to be navigated so some could struggle a bit.

Decent hike.

22 days ago

Great place to go!

Nice place to visit

hiking
24 days ago

Love this app! Makes hiking easy and fun!

Easy
Beautiful scenes
Enjoy the views

Can have some steep points that are closed depending on weather. viewing the old garrison areas is enjoyable and a nice place to sit for a snack.

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
2 months 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
2 months 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

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