Fort Funston-Ocean Beach
Dogs and Hang Gliders
Miles:     4
Hilliness, scale of 1-5:     3
Terrain:     Sandy beach, dirt paths with stairs, and paved roads
 
On this hike, we walk along the windy, sandy Pacific seashore to Fort Funston, climb the sand ladder to the cliff where hang gliders ride the ocean wind, meet most of the canine population of San Francisco, and walk back through a vast stretch of restored native dune plants where bank swallows nest. The Pacific Ocean from the dunes / photo: Paula Barish
 
A path at Fort Funston / photo: Paula Barish   A bunker on Fort Funston / photo: Paula Barish   Dune plants at Fort Funston / photo: Paula Barish
 
A cliff at Fort Funston / photo: Paula Barish   Bunkers at the top of the fort / photo: Paula Barish