Best hiking trails in San Francisco

Check out the top hiking trails in San Francisco, reviewed and ranked by the city’s locals
1. Land’s End
1. Land’s End
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113 local reviews
680 Point Lobos Avenue, San Francisco
+1 415 426-5240
Trail
Stephanie
There is a free parking lot and a visitor center (680 Point Lobos Avenue), beautiful views and hiking trails. …
Markus
[Add-On to the Golden Gate Park Top 10+ Tour: Hiking Trail] At every turn of the trail on this wild and rocky …
Jennifer
You won't believe you're actually in the city of San Francisco when you take this hiking trail. The trail tak…
1. Land’s End
1. Land’s End
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113 local reviews
680 Point Lobos Avenue, San Francisco
+1 415 426-5240
Stephanie
Stephanie
There is a free parking lot and a visitor center (680 Point Lobos Avenue), beautiful views and hiking trails. You can visit the Sutro Bath …
Markus
Markus
[Add-On to the Golden Gate Park Top 10+ Tour: Hiking Trail] At every turn of the trail on this wild and rocky northwestern corner of San Fra…
Jennifer
Jennifer
You won't believe you're actually in the city of San Francisco when you take this hiking trail. The trail takes you from the corner of El C…
2. Twin Peaks
2. Twin Peaks
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96 local reviews
501 Twin Peaks Blvd, San Francisco
Scenic Lookout
Jason
Renowned, 180-degree views of the Bay Area are offered at this 64-acre park with hiking trails. Address: 501 T…
Henry
Renowned, 180-degree views of the Bay Area are offered at this 64-acre park with hiking trails. Address: 501 T…
Gregg A.
Renowned, 180-degree views of the Bay Area are offered at this 64-acre park with hiking trails.
2. Twin Peaks
2. Twin Peaks
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96 local reviews
501 Twin Peaks Blvd, San Francisco
Jason
Jason
Renowned, 180-degree views of the Bay Area are offered at this 64-acre park with hiking trails. Address: 501 Twin Peaks Blvd, San Francisco,…
Henry
Henry
Renowned, 180-degree views of the Bay Area are offered at this 64-acre park with hiking trails. Address: 501 Twin Peaks Blvd, San Francisco,…
Gregg A.
Gregg A.
Renowned, 180-degree views of the Bay Area are offered at this 64-acre park with hiking trails.
3. Golden Gate Park
3. Golden Gate Park
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225 local reviews
Park
Melissa
Golden Gate Park is a gorgeous way to spend the day. Check out the Bison, the gorgeous hiking trails, museums…
Noah
Museums, arboretums, hiking trails, and some peace and quiet.
Mike & Shirley
This is a HUGE park with bike trails, hiking trails, open fields, and picnic areas
3. Golden Gate Park
3. Golden Gate Park
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225 local reviews
Melissa
Melissa
Golden Gate Park is a gorgeous way to spend the day. Check out the Bison, the gorgeous hiking trails, museums, botanical gardens. Catch a …
Noah
Noah
Museums, arboretums, hiking trails, and some peace and quiet.
Mike & Shirley
Mike & Shirley
This is a HUGE park with bike trails, hiking trails, open fields, and picnic areas
4. Mount Sutro Forest
4. Mount Sutro Forest
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5 local reviews
Medical Center Way, San Francisco
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David
Beautiful hiking trails and more views. Country in the city! Suggest you go to 17th and Stanyan, down the hill…
Rita & Nathan
Hidden hiking trails that feel like you're in a prehistoric mountain jungle. Many locals haven't even spent ti…
Craig
There are trails all the way to the top. Pick up trail across from Grattan Playground on Stanyan Street. Watch…
4. Mount Sutro Forest
4. Mount Sutro Forest
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5 local reviews
Medical Center Way, San Francisco
David
David
Beautiful hiking trails and more views. Country in the city! Suggest you go to 17th and Stanyan, down the hill from the house to the West, a…
Rita & Nathan
Rita & Nathan
Hidden hiking trails that feel like you're in a prehistoric mountain jungle. Many locals haven't even spent time there - they don't know wha…
Craig
Craig
There are trails all the way to the top. Pick up trail across from Grattan Playground on Stanyan Street. Watch out for poison oak (three lea…
5. The Presidio Trails
5. The Presidio Trails
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63 local reviews
Presidio of San Francisco, SF
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Alex
The Presidio has it all. Forests, Hiking Trails, Cafe's, Views, Beaches, Camping Sites, Museums, and even Luc…
Felicia
There are so many hidden gems in the Presidio. Andy's art displays scattered throughout. Lover's Lane. Crissy …
Erin
A former military base for both Spain and the US, the Presidio is loaded with local history, archaeological di…
5. The Presidio Trails
5. The Presidio Trails
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63 local reviews
Presidio of San Francisco, SF
Alex
Alex
The Presidio has it all. Forests, Hiking Trails, Cafe's, Views, Beaches, Camping Sites, Museums, and even Lucasfilm's headquarters with a s…
Felicia
Felicia
There are so many hidden gems in the Presidio. Andy's art displays scattered throughout. Lover's Lane. Crissy Fields. Off the Grid on Saturd…
Erin
Erin
A former military base for both Spain and the US, the Presidio is loaded with local history, archaeological dig sites/artifacts, hiking trai…
6. John McLaren Park
6. John McLaren Park
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24 local reviews
116 John F Shelley Dr, San Francisco
Open now
+1 415-831-2700
Park
Jacs & Steve
It is one of the best kept secrets in SF. Endless hiking trails, soccer fields, tennis courts and VIEWS of th…
Alex & Eli
Natural setting hiking trails, perfect exercise trail with great view of bay and SF downtown
Herbert
Spectacular views of San Francisco Bay, the Pacific Ocean, and the San Francisco skyline. Beautiful forest, m…
6. John McLaren Park
6. John McLaren Park
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24 local reviews
116 John F Shelley Dr, San Francisco
Open now
+1 415-831-2700
Jacs & Steve
Jacs & Steve
It is one of the best kept secrets in SF. Endless hiking trails, soccer fields, tennis courts and VIEWS of the bay and city once you do som…
Alex & Eli
Alex & Eli
Natural setting hiking trails, perfect exercise trail with great view of bay and SF downtown
Herbert
Herbert
Spectacular views of San Francisco Bay, the Pacific Ocean, and the San Francisco skyline. Beautiful forest, meadows, and hiking trails. At…
7. Cliff House
7. Cliff House
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69 local reviews
1090 Point Lobos Avenue, San Francisco
Closed now
+1 415 386-3330
American Restaurant
Sako
Stunning views during the day of the Pacific Ocean. Great hiking trails near Lands End.
Deb & Greg
Iconic restaurant at Ocean Beach! Go for Brunch - the hot popovers are like popcorn! Bonus - fabulous views of…
Scott
Iconic Restuarant and Bar perched on a high cliff overlooking the ocean. Stunning views and good food (althou…
7. Cliff House
7. Cliff House
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69 local reviews
1090 Point Lobos Avenue, San Francisco
Closed now
+1 415 386-3330
Sako
Sako
Stunning views during the day of the Pacific Ocean. Great hiking trails near Lands End.
Deb & Greg
Deb & Greg
Iconic restaurant at Ocean Beach! Go for Brunch - the hot popovers are like popcorn! Bonus - fabulous views of the ocean from the restaurant…
Scott
Scott
Iconic Restuarant and Bar perched on a high cliff overlooking the ocean. Stunning views and good food (although it can be a bit pricey).
8. Fort Funston
8. Fort Funston
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35 local reviews
Fort Funston Road, San Francisco
Opening soon
+1 415-561-4700
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Melissa
Dog lover? This is dog heaven. Off leash area for dogs along with gorgeous beachside hiking trails. So if y…
tracey
A must visit if you have a dog. There are hiking trails on the cliffs above the beach and access to the beach…
Martha
Wonderful short hiking trails close to the pacific ocean.
8. Fort Funston
8. Fort Funston
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35 local reviews
Fort Funston Road, San Francisco
Opening soon
+1 415-561-4700
Melissa
Melissa
Dog lover? This is dog heaven. Off leash area for dogs along with gorgeous beachside hiking trails. So if you need your dog fix head on o…
tracey
tracey
A must visit if you have a dog. There are hiking trails on the cliffs above the beach and access to the beach. It's an off leash dog destin…
Martha
Martha
Wonderful short hiking trails close to the pacific ocean.
9. Sutro Baths
9. Sutro Baths
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50 local reviews
Hiking trail
Nan
Go see the remains of what used to be San Francisco's outdoor baths. There are lovely hiking trails, beach acc…
Matthew
Check out the ruins of the former giant indoor swimming pools. There is a cool cave you can walk through. This…
Robert
Magic place with incredible views of Seal Rock.
9. Sutro Baths
9. Sutro Baths
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50 local reviews
Nan
Nan
Go see the remains of what used to be San Francisco's outdoor baths. There are lovely hiking trails, beach access, and restaurants. This is …
Matthew
Matthew
Check out the ruins of the former giant indoor swimming pools. There is a cool cave you can walk through. This is also a jumping off point f…
Robert
Robert
Magic place with incredible views of Seal Rock.
10. Glen Canyon Park
10. Glen Canyon Park
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43 local reviews
Elk St & Chenery St, San Francisco
Open now
+1 415 355-0455
Park
Amanda
This is one of the greatest natural treasures of San Francisco. Walk in the canyon and you feel like you've le…
Max
Great hiking trails in the canyon, sometimes you may see a coyote. Great rocks for climbing and great for dogs…
Michaele
This amazing canyon is only a few steps from our door and a real treasure in San Francisco. It is filled with…
10. Glen Canyon Park
10. Glen Canyon Park
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43 local reviews
Elk St & Chenery St, San Francisco
Open now
+1 415 355-0455
Amanda
Amanda
This is one of the greatest natural treasures of San Francisco. Walk in the canyon and you feel like you've left the city. One of the few ar…
Max
Max
Great hiking trails in the canyon, sometimes you may see a coyote. Great rocks for climbing and great for dogs. There is also a playground a…
Michaele
Michaele
This amazing canyon is only a few steps from our door and a real treasure in San Francisco. It is filled with hiking trails that range from…
11. Mount Sutro Open Space Reserve
11. Mount Sutro Open Space Reserve
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3 local reviews
Park
Rita & Nathan
Hidden hiking trails that feel like you're in a prehistoric mountain jungle. Many locals haven't even spent t…
Carl
Truly a hidden gem! These breathtaking hiking trails wind around the Mount Sutro green space through giant blu…
Rita & Nathan
Hidden hiking trails that feel like you're in a prehistoric mountain jungle. Many locals haven't even spent t…
11. Mount Sutro Open Space Reserve
11. Mount Sutro Open Space Reserve
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3 local reviews
Rita & Nathan
Rita & Nathan
Hidden hiking trails that feel like you're in a prehistoric mountain jungle. Many locals haven't even spent time there - they don't know wh…
Carl
Carl
Truly a hidden gem! These breathtaking hiking trails wind around the Mount Sutro green space through giant blue eucalyptus trees. Come here …
Rita & Nathan
Rita & Nathan
Hidden hiking trails that feel like you're in a prehistoric mountain jungle. Many locals haven't even spent time there - they don't know wh…
12. Corona Heights Park
12. Corona Heights Park
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23 local reviews
32 Museum Way, San Francisco
Open now
+1 415 831-2700
Scenic Lookout
Mitch
Beautiful views downtown from this less touristy vantage point. Decent fenced dog park and urban hiking trails
Amanda
Another open space hill in San Francisco. Very central and has 360 degree views of the city. There's also a gr…
Pedro
Bustling, hilly park featuring hiking trails & sweeping, scenic city vistas
12. Corona Heights Park
12. Corona Heights Park
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23 local reviews
32 Museum Way, San Francisco
Open now
+1 415 831-2700
Mitch
Mitch
Beautiful views downtown from this less touristy vantage point. Decent fenced dog park and urban hiking trails
Amanda
Amanda
Another open space hill in San Francisco. Very central and has 360 degree views of the city. There's also a great public museum here that ki…
Pedro
Pedro
Bustling, hilly park featuring hiking trails & sweeping, scenic city vistas