San Francisco May 12, 2017
10 Amazing San Francisco Hikes Under 3 Miles You’ll Absolutely Love
Hiking is a popular and loved past time all around California. The best way to introduce yourself to the wonders of the city is to hike. Explore our beautiful city, and add these under 3 mile hikes to your to do list. Let’s start hiking!
1. Batteries to Bluffs Trail - The Presidio, Battery Godfrey, San Francisco, 94123
This is a 2.3 mile hike. Great place to do a short hike or explore more of what this beautiful city has to offer! The scenery is breathtaking, and the trail is quite manageable and varied. Also, enjoy beautiful views of the Golden Gate Bridge.
2. Presidio Promenade Trail: Lombard Gate, San Francisco
The 2.1-mile Presidio Promenade is a major east-west trail bringing visitors from the park’s urban edge at the Lombard Gate to the Golden Gate Bridge. Presidio Promenade trail takes people through centuries of history.
3. Strawberry Hill Hike: 50 Stow Lake Drive
Strawberry Hill in Golden Gate Park glows with every shade of green possible. And though you will have to go uphill, the hike is under 3 miles. The short climb is well worth it once you reach the scenic peak. This is a hidden must do in the city.
4. Hawk Hill Hike - Conzelman Road, San Francisco, 94965
You really need to pinch yourself because this a beautiful and stunning hike that is fairly short too. This is just under 1 mile in length from the parking lot. Amazing views from this lovely hike.
5. Buena Vista Park Hike: Buena Vista Ave E & Duboce
A wonderful hike of around 2 miles without the crowds. Though the uphill hike may seem daunting at first, just take it slow. The hike is quite short, and once you've reached the top, you'll have beautiful views of the city.
6. Sunset Reservoir Trail: Outer Sunset
This is a short hike of 1.8 miles on a paved path in the residential Outer Sunset. Take in views of the ocean, and walk down to the water.
7. Crissy Fields Hike: Mason Street and Crissy Field Avenue
This is a classic city hike that is easy to do. A flat walk guaranteed to thrill with all of the best city icons. This hike from Crissy Field to Fort Point is one of the country's prettiest urban walks, with panoramic views galore.
8. Bay Area Ridge Trail: Presidio
The Bay Area Ridge Trail is the perfect trail to take visitors since it ends at the Golden Gate Bridge. It's a short hike, although there is some uphill walking on the way back from the bridge. This is a classic hike that will be sure to dazzle you.
9. John Mclaren Park Hike: 100 John F Shelley Dr, San Francisco
Try the 1.6-mile loop hike by taking the shaded trail in John Mclaren Park. Enter the park from Mansell Street onto John F. Shelley Drive. You'll pass the Jerry Garcia Amphitheater, while hiking, across Shelley Drive. There are plenty more miles of hikes in this park too.
10. Mission Creek Park Trail: 4th St & Channel St
A hidden gem of a trail near downtown, Mission Creek Park has a great walking loop that starts at the 7th Street entrance. This is a trail to enjoy lots of greenery and beautiful scenery, check out the houseboats, and hit up the dog park with your pooch. Make sure to check out the colorful line of houseboats docked.
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