11 Picturesque Trails Around San Francisco That Are Perfect For Winter Hiking

San Francisco may be one of the greatest places to be during the wintertime—if you hate snow and freezing temperatures, that is. In fact, the mild climate is ideal for a winter hike. There are at least 11 picturesque trails around San Francisco that are perfect for this time of the year. Take a casual stroll along the coast or a mesmerizing excursion through a vast redwood forest. Please beware that visitors to any of the recommended hikes are advised to check weather and hiking conditions before heading out. As the winter rains start up, many of the Bay Area’s most popular hiking trails may be too muddy and slippery to enjoy.

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Did we miss a Bay Area hike you enjoy doing in the winter? For more great adventures, check out these 10 Incredible Hikes Under 5 Miles Everyone Around San Francisco Should Take.