Hikes in San Francisco
1 Jan 2012
San Francisco offers several miles of beautiful hiking trails along the coastline, along the beaches in the north and in the SF Presidio area. On clear days, jaw-dropping views of Golden Gate Bridge and the Pacific may be seen.
  1. Best Months to Visit: Any time of the year would be great. Some people prefer to avoid cold and foggy days.
  2. Guide: Joseph Stubbs maintains an excellent website describing parks and beaches in San Francisco. Clickable Map.
  3. Geology: San Francisco - nice description by Ted Konigsmark at GeologicTrips.
List of Hikes
8.0 miles
1200 ft
Coastal Hike from Sutro Heights Park to Crissy Field
A gorgeous hike along the Pacific coastline with several detours to vista points and beaches.
9.5 miles
1400 ft
Grand Loop Around Presidio
Awesome city hike with a section that goes along the Pacific coastline and Baker Beach.
9.0 miles
400 ft
Coastal Hike from Mussel Rock to Cliff House
Nice walk along a long nine-mile sandy beach extending from Mussel Rock in the south to Cliff House in the north.
4.0 miles
200 ft
Coastal Hike from Mussel Rock to Fort Funston
Nice walk along a four-mile sandy beach extending from Mussel Rock in the south to Fort Funston in the north.
5.3 miles
200 ft
Coastal Hike from Fort Funston to Cliff House
Nice walk along a five-mile sandy beach extending from Fort Funston in the south to Cliff House in the north.
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