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- Hike Telegraph Hill and six other gorgeous spots in the city. Photo: Shutterstock
- The Presidio trails alone are enough to keep you busy for a weekend. With 24 miles of routes to explore —the 12 trails range between 0.7 miles and 4.3 miles— there's an option for every fitness level in this massive park. Check the Presidio Tr
- Hit a trail, frolic in the surf, or scamper in the sand: You'll have lots of choices at Fort Funston. (It's a steep walk from the parking lot to the beach, so consider it your weekend killer quad workout.) If you're feeling daring, Fort Funston is
- That massive hill behind the UCSF Parnassus campus? The one you've never been to? It's actually a gorgeous park, owned and maintained by the University. Known as the Mount Sutro Open Space Reserve —yes, as in Sutro Tower/ Sutro Monster/all th
- You've heard of the wild parrots of Telegraph Hill and you've seen Coit Tower from a distance, but have you ever tried climbing up the hill? Here's your chance. National Geographic suggests
- Hidden dead center in the city, Buena Vista Park lives up to its name, rewarding hikers with panoramic views of San Francisco after each steep incline. (Fun fact: It's also the oldest par
- If you want a fog-free peak with sweeping views of the city, try Bernal Hill. To ascend to the summit, you can use the paved limited-access road and a network of well-defined dirt trails wind around the hill’s flanks. Don't forget to check out the
- For ocean views and a jagged terrain, plan a day at Lands End. The National Park Service recommends starting your trip at Lands End Lookout (680 Point Lobos Avenue), and has a pri
The Golden Gate Bridge is closing this weekend while workers install that moveable median barrier, which could impede your resolution to be more active and outdoorsy this year. So you can't go to Mt. Tam or Muir Woods without a ridiculous two-bridge detour; there are still places you can hike in the city. San Francisco is full of parks and trails, and we've rounded up seven of the best to help you make your weekend hiking plan. National parks, city parks, and a university-owned hilltop: they're all on our list. And if you need clothes to wear while you connect with your inner Bear Grylls? We can help with that, too.