Fort Funston

San Francisco, California 94132

Fort Funston

Fort Funston Professional Review and Guide

"There are three good reasons to hike the trail on the former military complex at the southwestern corner of San Francisco, now part of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area. The coastal views north across to the Marin Headlands are stunning. The trail is a stitch in the California Coastal Trail. Lake Merced Military Reservation was established in 1900 as a defense post for San Francisco Bay.

The base was renamed for General Frederick Funston in 1917, and the fort was a Nike missile launch site during the Cold War. The compound was deactivated in the 1960s and eventually absorbed into the Golden Gate National Recreation Area."

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Trail Information

San Francisco
Nearby City
Dog-friendly, Kid-friendly
Trail Type
1 hour
184 feet
Trailhead Elevation
184 feet
Top Elevation
Golden Gate National Recreation Area, Fort Mason, Building 201, San Francisco 94123; (415) 556-0560; Fort Funston, (415) 5568642. Call or check the website for current dog policy.
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Jul 2018