San Francisco Hikes

For detailed information about the hikes click on the title.


Mt. Davidson trail

Photo: Sarah Akkineni,

The Mt. Davidson trail is a 1.5 mile hike in a woodsy area that offers scenic views in San Francisco. It’s good for all skill levels and features beautiful wildflowers.


Kirby Cove

Photo: Chelsea Altman,

This trail near Sausalito is about 2 miles out-and-back and descends to a beautiful beach by Golden Gate bridge. When it’s not foggy, the trail has great views.


Fort Funston Trail

Photo: Russell Cook,

This 2 mile windy and steep hike down to the beach has 200-foot high sandy bluffs on San Francisco’s coast, and has been described by some as more of a dog park than a hike. Dogs can be off leash here.


Mount Sutro Loop

Photo: Valerie Pledger,

“Mount Sutro Loop is a 2.2 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near San Francisco, California that features a great forest setting.” — AllTrails


Batteries to Bluffs Trail

Photo: Kimberly Reyes,

As its name suggests, this 2.2 mile loop in the Presidio takes hikers along the Pacific Ocean cliffs, full of coastal plants, wildlife and stunning views. Visitors may take steps down to Marshall Beach.


Lands End Trail

Photo: Cody Captain,

This popular 3.4 mile loop in San Francisco offers beautiful views of the Pacific and the Golden Gate Bridge, and explores the historic Sutro Baths. The trails are in vast cliff areas with dark cypress and open grass.


Golden Gate Bridge from Baker Beach Trail

Photo: Jack McPherson,

This heavily trafficked route in the Presidio is 6.3 miles and goes across the iconic Golden Gate Bridge, giving great views.