San Francisco October 12, 2016
8 Easy Hikes To Add To Your Outdoor Bucket List In San Francisco
In San Francisco, it is always prime weather for hiking, and especially now during our Indian summer. Explore our beautiful city, and add these easy hikes to your outdoor bucket list.There are many gorgeous places at your fingertips in San Francisco, so narrowing it to 8 was difficult. Read on and fall in love with these hiking trails. Happy trails!
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1. Lobos Creek Valley Trail: 1750 Lincoln Blvd, San Francisco
An easy 1 mile hike through restored dunes and forest in San Francisco's Presidio. Before becoming a bustling city we know today, a large part of the city was made up of coastal sand dunes. This could be the easiest hike in the city, and perhaps one of the least crowded ones too.
2. Sunset Trail: Angel Island, Belvedere Tiburon
Take the ferry to Angel Island from San Francisco and enjoy the beautiful scenery. San Francisco Bay's largest island is between Marin and San Francisco counties. The hike for Sunset Trail is easy, following a flat, paved (wheelchair accessible) trail. One of the few hikes on an island too.
3. Land's End: 680 Point Lobos Ave, San Francisco
At 3.5 miles round-trip, it’s a steady but consistent workout, but easy. Whenever you feel winded or tired just pretend you’re stopping to take a picture or admiring the Golden Gate Bridge. Also, remember to stop along the Coastal Trail and check out the labyrinth at Eagle's Point.
4. Bernal Hill: 10 Bernal Heights Blvd, San Francisco
Start your walk at a moderate pace and enjoy the one-mile paved path surrounding the hill. Once you've reached the summit, then appreciate 360-degree views of the city, including Downtown, Twin Peaks, Mount Davidson, the East Bay, and the peninsula.
5. Crissy Fields: Mason Street and Crissy Field Avenue, San Francisco
A flat walk guaranteed to thrill with all of the best city icons. The urban hike from Crissy Field to Fort Point is one of the country's prettiest urban walks, with panoramic views galore.
6. Sutro Heights Park: 48th Ave and Point Lobos Ave, San Francisco
Sutro Heights Park is a hidden gem sitting high above the Cliff House on the edge of San Francisco. Hike up the steps at a leisurely speed and then appreciate the ocean views along with the gardens and random statues. Eventually you'll end up at Sutro Baths and the infamous cave by the Cliff House.
7. John Mclaren Park: 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.
8. Presidio Promenade Trail: Lombard Gate, San Francisco
Presidio Promenade trail takes people through centuries of history. 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.
Did we miss some hikes? Let us know. Also, check out
Incredible Hikes Under 5 Miles Everyone Around San Francisco Should Take.