San Francisco August 11, 2017
10 Breathtaking Parks Near San Francisco That Are Yours To Discover
Time to relax, explore, and discover the beauty around San Francisco. If you want to get away from the city, but nearby for a nature adventure then keep reading. Explore these marvelous parks near San Francisco this summer.
We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now:
1. McNee Ranch State Park - Hwy 1, Montara, 94044
This is quite close to the city. Montara offers trails, beautiful beaches, and a lighthouse. Expect beautiful ocean views, landscape views, some wildlife, and even some great shots of Route 1.
2. Bluff Top Coastal Park - Half Moon Bay, 94019
This is a nice spot for light hiking or leisurely walks with your dogs. Also, there are areas for biking. A great park for sightseeing, bird-watching, and nature fun.
3. Butano State Park - 1500 Cloverdale Rd, Pescadero, 94060
Pescadero is within reach of the city and well worth it. Lots of trails here like the Butano Creek Trail. Also, a campground, trees, serenity, a fire trail that is dog friendly, and restroom facilities.
4. Joaquin Miller Park - 3450 Joaquin Miller Rd, Oakland, 94602
A beautiful park in Oakland with breathtaking views. Like Redwood Regional Park, this park offers a good number of trails to explore. Take the time to explore and visit the "Pyramid to Moses" and the overlooks.
5. Mount Tamalpais State Park - 3801 Panoramic Hwy, Mill Valley, 94941
This is a classic park and a full day of activities. Mt. Tam, as locals say, is great for many things including single track trails, Stinson Beach, and of course panoramic views. Be prepared because this park is popular!
6. China Camp State Park - 101 Peacock Gap Trl, San Rafael, 94901
If you're more for adventure than this park will be ideal. This is an accessible mountain biking park for beginners and intermediates. Lots of trails and scenic walks here too.
7. Redwood Regional Park - 7867 Redwood Rd, Oakland, 94619
If you want to feel like you're in another world then Redwood Regional park is perfect. Redwood Regional Park has plenty of hiking, biking, and walking trails within the massive redwood trees.
8. Piedmont Park - 711 Highland Ave, Piedmont, 94611
This is a lovely park to take stroll or walk your dog. This is a fantastic place to come to walk around and get away. The Japanese Tea House is an ideal spot to sit and relax as well.
9. San Pedro Valley Park - 600 Oddstad Blvd, Pacifica, 94044
A worthwhile hike with a little bit of danger. There are mountain lion sightings in the area, so it is recommended you come here with a friend. Expect great views and awesome hiking.
10. Junipero Serra Park - 1801 Crystal Springs Rd, San Bruno, 94066
This is a secret getaway with a great slide. Also, the trails are peaceful. The slide is quite intense as well. There are a lot of BBQ/picnic spots and playgrounds for kids.
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