San Francisco December 02, 2016
10 Magnificent Trails You Have To Hike Around San Francisco Before You Die
In San Francisco, we are lucky to have so much nature at our disposal. And better yet, comfortably hiking year round in California is possible and a breeze. So, take the time to explore our beautiful city and add these 10 magnificent hikes to your list before it is too late. There are many gorgeous places at your fingertips in San Francisco, so narrowing it down to 10 was difficult. Read on and fall in love with these hiking trails. Happy trails!
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1. Batteries to Bluffs Trail
This is an incredible trail with all of the best features to excite any level hiker. From the Lands End Trail, marvel at the beauty of Baker Beach and then weave your way up and down the coastline. There are parts of the trail with great Golden Gate Bridge shots. Also, climb the batteries, and take in breathtaking views the whole way through.
2. Land's End Trail: 680 Point Lobos Avenue
A must do for any visitor or local! By far one of the best places in San Francisco for a hike, there are miles of trails here, and they provide fantastic examples of coastal terrain while also letting you see the Golden Gate Bridge from many different angles. Lastly, don't miss the labyrinth!
3. Angel Island State Park
Just outside San Francisco, so you need to take a ferry to this mostly uninhabited California Historical Landmark. Angel Island is a heaven for hikers. It offers incredible 360 views of the Bay and the city yet it feels like a world away.
4. Crissy Fields: Mason Street and Crissy Field Avenue
Crissy Fields offers thrills with all of the best city icons along the way. The hike from Crissy Field to Fort Point is one of the country's prettiest urban walks, with panoramic views galore.
5. Muir Woods: 1 Muir Woods Rd, Mill Valley
This is popular for a reason because it is an unforgettable hike. Muir Woods National Monument contains 6 miles of trails. The trail showcases beautiful giant redwood trees. Also, the trail is only 30 minutes outside San Francisco.
6. Sutro Heights Park: 48th Ave and Point Lobos Avenue
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. Lobos Creek Valley Trail: 1750 Lincoln Blvd, San Francisco
A hidden gem in a city full of surprises. This hike features 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.
8. Tennessee Valley: Marin Headlands
A sight to see indeed! This trail is just north of the Golden Gate in an expansive area in the Marin Headlands. The trail offers a number of trails for all levels. The Tennessee Valley Trail is a fairly casual 3.4-mile loop that includes a lake and a secluded beach.
9. Presidio Promenade Trail: Lombard Gate, San Francisco
Presidio Promenade Trail is a 4.5 mile loop trail located in San Francisco that offers scenic views. And, the trail takes people through centuries of history.
10. John Mclaren Park: 100 John F Shelley Drive
John Mclaren Park is overlooked, but it offers a lot of memorable and awesome trails. Explore an immense Natural Area of scenic meadows, grassland and wetland habitat. More than 7 miles of walking trails meander through its 312 acres, replete with native plants and wildlife.
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