Golden Gate Heights Natural Areas

Rock outcrop with buckwheat in Golden Gate Heights Park

Golden Gate Heights combines the amenities of a city park—playground, tennis court, lawns, and trees—with a hilltop dune that provides a good example of San Francisco dune plant life. The rare San Francisco spineflower and San Francisco wallflower both bloom on this small dune patch. Walk west around the trees to see the remnant dune and ocean views. Similar to Grandview Park but not nearly as large, this sandy natural area requires a soft touch. Erosion is a serious problem at Golden Gate Heights Park, so please stay on the trails.

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