The best hikes in San Francisco! These are the best hiking spots around the city for good views and getting the good kind of lost in nature. No driving necessary.
Although there are various hiking opportunities and parks around the Bay Area and beyond, a lot of people don’t realize how many hiking opportunities there are within San Francisco as well.
If you’re not looking to go too far from the city, especially right now with shelter in place orders still in effect indefinitely, there are plenty of options to get out in nature without having to leave the city.
With its hilly nature and almost never-too-hot climate, San Francisco is truly an ideal city to go hiking around.
Yes, San Francisco can be chilly, foggy, and windy at times.
But as long as you dress appropriately, it can be an enjoyable place for urban and coastal hikes near the bay.
Plus, hiking in San Francisco means you’ll get a good calf workout AND great views pretty much anywhere you go because of the city’s famous hills.
These are my picks for the best hikes in San Francisco for those looking to get out in nature without having to drive outside of the city.