San Francisco, CA Trails and Parks

San Francisco has 338 trails in the vicinity, including 232 hiking trails and 85 for walking. These trails range from 0 to 50 miles in length. The most popular trails are San Francisco to Tiburon with Ferry Return, Marin Headlands and San Francisco’s Pacific Shore. Trails.com member Matt M. recently completed Crooked Lakes Trail to Penner Lake.
  • San Francisco to Tiburon with Ferry ReturnView Trail Details

    2 Reviews

    San Francisco, CA

    • Road Biking  
    •  22 miles
    •  Guide

    Stunning views of San Francisco and an exhilarating cruise on the Red & White Fleet Ferry highlight this delightful ride. Starting from the ...

  • San Francisco Bay Area CampgroundsView Trail Details

    2 Reviews

    San Francisco, CA

    • Campgrounds  
    •  Guide

    Ocean access, marvelous views, and temperate weather—these define the San Francisco Bay Area. Add the human contributions—the Golden Gate Bridge, ...

  • Lands EndView Trail Details

    2 Reviews

    San Francisco, CA

    • Walking  
    •  3 hours
    •  5 miles
    •  Guide

    On a clear day this walk is sensational. Views from the Coastal Trail open across the Pacific all the way to the Farallon Islands and beyond, ...

  • Tour of San Francisco and the Golden GateView Trail Details

    2 Reviews

    San Francisco, CA

    • Mountain Biking  
    •  18 miles
    •  Guide

    How many times have you driven over the Golden Gate Bridge, saw cyclists zipping along on the sides and said to yourself, “I want to ride my ...

  • Mount Sutro: Mount Sutro Out-and-Back TrailView Trail Details

    2 Reviews

    San Francisco, CA

    • Mountain Biking  
    •  0.75–1.25 hours
    •  3.56 miles
    •  Guide

    Resurrected in 2005 thanks to the Mount Sutro Trail Stewards, it is believed that this trail system dates back to before 1900, and it is suspected ...

  • San Bruno MountainView Trail Details

    2 Reviews

    San Francisco, CA

    • Hiking  
    •  2–3 hours
    •  4.9 miles
    •  Guide

    Four cities lap at the base of San Bruno Mountain, encircling it with the concrete bustle of the 21st century. Yet it stands, protected, an oasis ...

  • Crooked Lakes Trail to Penner LakeView Trail Details

    1 Reviews

    San Francisco, CA

    •  3 hours or overnight
    •  6 miles
    •  Guide

    Weekend solitude you’ll not likely find on this trail; however, if you want some of the most spectacular views of the Sierra Nevada and a string ...

  • Telegraph Hill & North BeachView Trail Details

    1 Reviews

    San Francisco, CA

    • Walking  
    •  Guide

    During the 1850s, the North Beach waterfront was a dynamic community. Conditions were in flux: there were so many people coming in, both from ...

  • Fort Winfield Scott - The Presidio Stairway WalksView Trail Details

    1 Reviews

    San Francisco, CA

    • Walking  
    •  2 to 2.5 hours or longer for seeing the sights
    •  Guide

    We are fortunate, living in San Francisco, to enjoy within the City boundaries a legacy of 1,490 acres of open space, which was home to the Native ...

  • Marin HeadlandsView Trail Details

    1 Reviews

    San Francisco, CA

    • Mountain Biking  
    •  3-4 hours
    •  24 miles
    •  Guide

    The Golden Gate National Recreation Area includes what is more commonly known as the Marin Headlands. The hills of the headlands, easily seen ...

  • San Andreas FaultView Trail Details

    1 Reviews

    San Francisco, CA

    • Hiking  
    •  2-3 hours
    •  3.5 miles
    •  Guide

    After covering 500 miles overland, the San Andreas Fault dives northwest from the bluffs of Daly City into the Pacific Ocean. North of this tectonic ...

  • Ocean BeachView Trail Details

    1 Reviews

    San Francisco, CA

    • Walking  
    •  1 hour
    •  1.9 miles
    •  Guide

    Kids will love this walk. So will adults who cannot resist beaches, the Pacific Ocean, and San Francisco’s fabled Cliff House, with its intriguing ...

  • Pacific Heights and JapantownView Trail Details

    1 Reviews

    San Francisco, CA

    • Walking  
    •  2 hours
    •  3.6 miles
    •  Guide

    This pleasant walk leads through the eastern half of one of San Francisco’s most affluent, mansion-studded neighborhoods, as well as through ...

  • The Castro District and Noe ValleyView Trail Details

    1 Reviews

    San Francisco, CA

    • Walking  
    •  2.5 hours
    •  4.1 miles
    •  Guide

    This invigorating walk takes you into three distinctive San Francisco neighborhoods. From the humble and historic Harvey Milk Plaza on the corner ...

  • Golden Gate ParkView Trail Details

    1 Reviews

    San Francisco, CA

    • Walking  
    •  1.5 hours
    •  3 miles
    •  Guide

    Golden Gate Park—like Fisherman’s Wharf, Chinatown, and the Golden Gate Bridge—is integral to San Francisco’s identity. The bridge is the gateway, ...

  • The PresidioView Trail Details

    1 Reviews

    San Francisco, CA

    • Walking  
    •  1.5 hours
    •  3.1 miles
    •  Guide

    This remarkable route rambles through the blend of military history and green space that is the Presidio of San Francisco. This walk begins ...

  • Downtown San FranciscoView Trail Details

    1 Reviews

    San Francisco, CA

    • Walking  
    •  2 hours
    •  3.3 miles
    •  Guide

    Thriving without interruption since it was rebuilt after the 1906 fire, downtown San Francisco feels old-fashioned and up-to-the-minute at the ...

  • Mission MuralsView Trail Details

    1 Reviews

    San Francisco, CA

    • Walking  
    •  1 hour
    •  2 miles
    •  Guide

    The neighborhood surrounding 24th Street in the Mission District has a distinctly Latin feel. This is a working-class community: The sidewalks ...

  • Blufftop TourView Trail Details

    1 Reviews

    San Francisco, CA

    •  2.5 hours
    •  4.5 miles
    •  Guide

    This scenic trail along the bluffs overlooking the Pacific traces the terrestrial boundary of a marine reserve famed for its tidepooling and ...

  • San Francisco Waterfront and the PresidioView Trail Details

    1 Reviews

    San Francisco, CA

    • Road Biking  
    •  25 miles
    •  Guide

    In 1776,about the time that the Declaration of Independence was being prepared and presented to the world a continent away in Philadelphia, the ...

  • Whittemore Gulch TrailView Trail Details

    0 Reviews

    San Francisco, CA

    • Mountain Biking  
    •  1.5 hours
    •  7 miles
    •  Guide

    The North Ridge Trail is actually a dirt road. The first 0.3 mile is a steep descent with loose rocks and ruts. Past that point, you can concentrate ...

  • Barbary Coast TrailView Trail Details

    0 Reviews

    San Francisco, CA

    •  3 miles
    •  Guide

    Aside from the richness of San Francisco’s food, shopping, cultural districts, and views, this rail trail offers something few others do: the ...

  • Lands End TrailView Trail Details

    0 Reviews

    San Francisco, CA

    •  2 miles
    •  Guide

    Riding high on the cliffs overlooking the mouth of San Francisco Bay, the Lands End Trail offers unbeatable views of the Golden Gate Bridge, ...

  • Tour of Golden Gate ParkView Trail Details

    0 Reviews

    San Francisco, CA

    • Road Biking  
    •  12 miles
    •  Guide

    Golden Gate Park serves as a superb example of what an urban park can be. Reclaimed from barren land dominated by scrub oak and sand dunes, ...

  • Carquinez Strait Overlook TrailView Trail Details

    0 Reviews

    San Francisco, CA

    •  1 hour
    •  1.9 miles
    •  Guide

    Pass through swaths of grassland and stands of eucalyptus on this easy trail overlooking the strategic Carquinez Strait. This short loop trail ...