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4 San Francisco Hikes To Check Off Your Bucket List

Sam MacKinnon | March 5, 2021 | Lifestyle

These picturesque San Francisco hikes are essential for the outdoor enthusiast.


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Measuring in at under 2 miles, this trail leads hikers along the city’s beaches and offers magnificent views of the Golden Gate Bridge. It is moderately difficult but accessible to those willing to go that extra mile. With viewpoints that overlook the horizon of the Pacific Ocean and into the Marin Headlands, it is essential to include in your list of top San Francisco trails.


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This trail offers a glimpse of the lush forests that surround San Francisco, featuring beautiful wildflowers and thick vegetation throughout. Perfect for any skill level, it offers a different perspective of the city than many other popular trails. Take in the beauty of the forests at Glen Canyon Park; you won’t be disappointed.


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Located in the heart of the city, this is the perfect trail for hikers of any skill level and leads to one of the most encompassing views of San Francisco and the Bay Area. There is a 0.1-mile loop that allows hikers to see all the way from Bernal Heights to Marin, making it a must for anyone living in or visiting the city.


There’s a reason that Twin Peaks is one of the most famous trails in the world, and it’s an essential on the list of San Francisco’s best trails. The hike is 2.1 miles and has 360-degree views of the city throughout the walk. There is a variety of plant and animal life scattered along that ascends two adjacent peaks. It’s one of the highest locations in all of the city and sure to amaze.

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