Coastal Hike from Fort Funston to Cliff House
5.3 miles     200 ft
23 Apr 2011
Summary

Nice walk along a five-mile sandy beach extending from Fort Funston in the south to Cliff House in the north.

Location: Fort FunstonSan Francisco

Elevation Profile
Trip Planning

Trail Maps

» Official Trail Map: Good map showing various trails. Mileage information is missing.

» Walker's Map of San Francisco by Pease Press: Excellent quality maps showing many parks and trails in the San Francisco area. Many of these parks do not have free trail maps online. Cost was $7.95 in April 2011.

Route

Route in Brief: om the parking lot, walk towards the ocean to a lookout point. Turn right and walk along unnamed trails headed north. Soon, the trail drops down to the beach. Continue walking until the beach ends at Cliff House. Return by the same route.

Trailhead

Start Location

Location: Fort Funston Road, San Francisco, CA 94132 . Parking area is visible in Google Maps if you zoom in sufficiently.

Google Maps:

Parking Fees: None (last visited: April 2011)

Capacity: A few hundred cars may be parked here.

Latitude: 37.715408     Longitude: -122.501086

End Location

Location: Intersection of Balboa St & Great Highway, San Francisco, CA 94121 . Parking area is visible in Google Maps if you zoom in sufficiently.

Google Maps:

Parking Fees: None (last visited: February 2011)

Capacity: Dozens of cars may be parked here.

Latitude: 37.775057     Longitude: -122.511238

Beach Walk

Full photo album — 23 April 2011

Photos are from a different hike with similar landscape: Coastal Hike from Mussel Rock to Cliff House.
Fort Funston

Full photo album — 23 April 2011

Photos are from a different hike with similar landscape: Coastal Hike from Mussel Rock to Cliff House.
Cave Near Cliff House

Full photo album — 23 April 2011

Photos are from a different hike with similar landscape: Coastal Hike from Mussel Rock to Cliff House.
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