This park has some of the best views in San Francisco, but don’t overlook the wonderful wildflower display that carpets the grasslands each spring. Among the flowers you may see here are checkerbloom, California poppy, footsteps of spring, Douglas iris, mule’s ears, and Johnny jump-up, a sensitive species that is the only host plant for the callippe silverspot butterfly. Also look for anise swallowtail, a big yellow butterfly with black shoulders that frequents San Francisco’s hilltops.
Corona Heights Trail
A one-mile trail network winds around the hill and leads up to the summit for a 360° degree vies of San Francisco Bay Area. Trails that lead around the hilltop consist of fairly stable and sometimes steep, dirt paths with a series of box step staircases scattered around. The trail leading down to the 15th street tennis courts is the most challenging section with steep terrain with loose gravel. This section is about 0.2 of a mile in length.
Parking is available at the Randall Museum, limited parking is available at the 15th Street tennis courts and there is also street parking available around the park. Muni line 24 stops along Castro Street and Muni line 37 stops along Roosevelt Way.
Corona Heights Park Main Page
Corona Heights Dog Park
(Photos by Melissa Loesgren)