The Esplanade

Ocean Beach, California 92107

Distance0.9mi
Elevation Gain99ft
Trailhead Elevation25ft
Top32ft
Elevation Min/Max18/32ft
Elevation Start/End25/25ft

The Esplanade

The Esplanade is a hiking and biking trail in San Francisco, California. It is within Ocean Beach. It is 0.9 miles long and begins at 25 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 1.8 miles with a total elevation gain of 99 feet. Near the trailhead there is parking. There are also restrooms and bicycle parking along the trail.

The Esplanade Professional Reviews and Guides

"This expanse of beach is popular with many a group, from surfers who tackle the rough surf (the undertow here is tremendous; swimming is not allowed in the frigid waters), to runners passing over the hard-packed sand when the tide is low, to dogs and their owners out for a little exercise."

"This expanse of beach is popular with many a group, from surfers who tackle the rough surf (the undertow here is tremendous; swimming is not allowed in the frigid waters), to runners passing over the hardpacked sand when the tide is low, to dogs and their owners out for a little exercise. Ocean Beach features sand, surf, a paved trail, and the chance to explore Fort Funston and Thornton Beach. Since there’s the option of a paved trail, as well as the sandy expanse, you can create treks of variable length. The beach stretches from Seal Rocks near the Cliff House south to Fort Funston."

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Trail Information

Ocean Beach
Nearby City
Ocean Beach
Parks
Dog-friendly
Accessibility
Easy
Skill Level
Golden Gate National Recreation Area
Local Contacts
USGS San Francisco South
Local Maps