North Lake Loop
1.7 miles     50 ft
13 May 2011

A short walk around Lake Merced.

Location: Lake Merced Park

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.


Trailhead: Parking lot on Harding Road, near Hwy 35 (Skyline Blvd).

Route: Follow the paved trail around North Lake (marked by "1" in the trail map). The western section of the trail adjoins the busy Skyline Blvd. The northern section of the trail adjoins Lake Merced Blvd which has much less traffic. The eastern section goes through Harding Park Golf Course (marked by "5" in the trail map).


Location: near intersection of Harding Road and Highway 35 (Skyline Blvd) in San Francisco, CA 94132 . Parking area is visible in Google Maps if you zoom in sufficiently.

Directions: From Skyline Blvd (CA-35) North in San Francisco, turn right onto Harding Road. Drive for 0.1 miles to reach a large parking lot.

Google Maps:

Parking Fees: None (last visited: May 2011)

Capacity: Over 20 cars may be parked here.

Latitude: 37.726160     Longitude: -122.500091

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