This Little Known Natural Oasis Is Hiding In San Francisco… And You’re Going To Love It

San Franciscans are truly spoiled when it comes to nature—and hills. But one natural spot, which happens to be the city’s third highest hill, is too often ignored, even by the locals. And, boy, are they missing out. Mount Sutro, located near the geographical center of San Francisco, is a true natural oasis that includes 5 miles of multi-use trails that snake through a dense, often foggy, forest of Monterey Pine, Monterey Cyprus, and Blue Gem Eucalyptus. Many of these trees were planted in the 19th century, thanks to the 24th mayor of San Francisco, Adolph Sutro, whom the hill was named in honor of—and, yes, that’s the same guy who can be credited with this awesome attraction.

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After exploring Mount Sutro, we highly recommend checking out these other great trails and natural oases in San Francisco.