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Trails & Hikes
Urban trails allow residents to escape the city’s hectic pace and explore nature in their own neighborhoods. One of the things San Franciscans value most about our parks and open spaces is the opportunity they provide for hiking and enjoying the beauty of our natural landscapes.
Billy Goat Hill Trail
Let your eyes soar over the city and bay! It’s a grand reward after hiking from Noe Valley, through city streets, an urban forest, and up to the 550 foot cliff!
Corona Heights Trail
You’ll be blown away by the 360-degree view from the crown, or “corona,” of this intimate hilltop park. Make this your go-to weekend walk.
Creeks to Peaks Trail
Following the Islais Creek trail, the Creeks to Peaks trail introduce you to the ecosystems of San Francisco. The 1.8 mile, moderate to strenuous, trail connects Glen Canyon’s Islais Creek to the iconic summit of Twin Peaks. Providing easy access to a natural oasis within an urban environment.
Glen Canyon Trails
Beyond Glen Canyon Park’s recreation center, ball field, and tennis courts lies a large urban canyon that has incredible spring wildflower displays, dramatic rock (chert) formations, and Islais Creek, one of the few remaining free-flowing creeks in San Francisco.
Golden Gate Park Multi-Use Trail
The 2.3 mile trail allows hikers, cyclists and equestrians greater access to recreational activities and creates a more enjoyable park experience for all.
Grandview Park Trail
View San Francisco in all its glory from this perch. Sit on the single bench at the top of the hill and take in the sweeping view of the Pacific Ocean and Golden Gate Park all in one eyeful.
Great Highway Pilot Project
Run, stroll or roll--- anyone, including bikers, joggers, pedestrians and skaters, can use this route and enjoy nature.
Interior Greenbelt Trail
A newly restored historic trail links the park to Mount Sutro, which opens up a total of 72 acres of open space for the public. The Trails in this park are built on sturdy soil that climbs up a hill to join the Mount Sutro trail network.
Lake Merced Trails
Lake Merced, a large freshwater lake in San Francisco’s southwestern corner, is the heart of a 614-acre park that is popular with boaters, hikers, bicyclists, and birdwatchers.
McLaren Park Trails
Discover San Francisco’s 2nd-largest park. In addition to playgrounds, picnic areas and game courts, you’ll find the Jerry Garcia Amphitheater, a golf course, McNab Lake and the newly renovated Coffman Pool.
Phil Arnold Trail
Tucked away in the Oak Woodlands of Golden Gate Park, this newly renovated trail was named in honor of one of the City's most dedicated civil servants.
Twin Peaks Trail
If you are lost in the city, just look up, and the red radio tower will orient you.