Land of Lakes

San Francisco, California 94167

Land of Lakes

Land of Lakes Professional Review and Guide

"While three-quarters of Golden Gate Park’s land area was sand dunes until the 1870s, these “outside lands” were never completely dry. Scattered throughout the dunes were fourteen marshy lakes.

Today, three of the original lakes remain, though they have been landscaped and altered from their original state. They’re known as the Chain of Lakes: North Lake, Middle Lake, and South Lake. The park’s other lakes are manmade, but you wouldn’t be able to tell by the diversity and quantity of animals that have made their homes in and around them."

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Trail Information

San Francisco
Nearby City
Dog-friendly, Kid-friendly
Accessibility
5.6
Distance
280 feet
Elevation Gain
Loop/Lollipop
Trail Type
Moderate
Skill Level
2 hours
Duration
Year-round
Season
San Francisco Recreation and Park Department
Local Contacts
Japanese Tea Garden, San Francisco
Local Maps

Activity Feed

Jul 2018