The Hikes

This is a list of the hikes that we offer. Click the hike name to go to the page for that hike.

Each hike is designed so that you can reach the starting point either by car or by public transportation. All walks are circular, starting and ending in the same place. Wherever possible the hike starts at the lowest point, so that you walk first uphill, then down.

Allow three hours per hike.

Key:

Miles = approximately how long the walk is
Hilly = frequency/steepness of hills, scale of 1-5
Terrain = paved or not, any stairs, etc.


Name

Description

Miles

Hilly

Terrain
Downtown-Chinatown-Nob Hill Mah jongg in back alleys, sailboats on the bay, a vanished era of capitalism 5.5 4 All on city streets, no stairs
Telegraph Hill-Russian Hill-North Beach Stunning views, wild parrots, and WPA murals 4.5 5 All on city streets, lots of stairs
Pacific Heights-Lovers' Lane-Marina Magnificent houses, a plaster palace, a restored lagoon 5 4 City streets and paved park paths
Fort Mason-Marina An almost flat walk, yet glorious views 5.5 1 Mostly city streets, some stairs down
Presidio-Crissy Field A visit to the General, a pet cemetery, and some owls 5 3.5 Paved park roads and dirt paths
Presidio-Baker Beach The Golden Gate Bridge from every possible angle, plus western cliffs 5.5 4 Dirt paths, paved park roads, sandy beach
Land's End-Seacliff-Sutro The most beautiful walk of all 4-5.5 4 Park roads, dirt paths, city streets, stairs
Golden Gate Park West The wild side of the park, with buffalo 5 2 Dirt paths and paved paths
Golden Gate Park East A California garden, and great blue herons 4 2 Paved paths and dirt paths
Ashbury Heights-Parnassus Hts-Buena Vista Plum blossom special, but lovely any time of year 4.5 5 City streets, some stairs
Mt. Sutro-Twin Peaks A wild hill in the center of the city 4.5 5 Paved roads, dirt paths, some stairs
Four Hills Tank Hill, Kite Hill, Corona Hts, and a new use for old gravestones 5 5 Paved streets, dirt paths with stairs
Liberty Hill-Billygoat Hill-Noe Valley Victorian houses, lilacs, and Mt. Diablo in the distance 5.5 5 All on city streets, many stairs down
The Mission Amazing murals, the Latino section 4.5 1.5 All on city streets, wheelchair accessible
Fillmore Street Beauty and the Beast, Alamo Square, Japantown, and redevelopment 4 2 All on city streets, can be wheelchair accessible
Bernal Heights Rural San Francisco 5.5 5 Paved streets, dirt paths, lots of stairs
Glen Park A wild canyon in the middle of the city 4.5 4 Dirt paths, paved roads, some stairs
Laguna Honda-Forest Hill-Mt Davidson The highest point in San Francisco 4-5 4 Dirt paths, city streets, some stairs
Stern Grove-St Francis Wood A pleasant valley, and a surprise 4-5 3-5 City streets, dirt paths, no stairs
Fort Funston-Ocean Beach Pacific Ocean cliffs and beach, dogs and hang gliders 4 3 Sandy beach, dirt paths with stairs, and paved roads
China Basin-Dogpatch 19th-century cottages, industrial waterfront 5.5 1 City streets, rough paved roads