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  1. Hiding among giant Redwoods in Marin stands a two-story German lodge, offering a rotating draft selection, lederhosen and intricate, boozy artwork adorning its main hearth, this gem in the middle of the forest is only accessible by foot.

    Difficulty
    2 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    11.6 miles
    Duration
  2. The red rocks of Corona Heights Park rise above the neighborhood in the heart of San Francisco. Accessed by several short trails, the park's rocky crown promises 360 degree views of the city below.

    Difficulty
    1 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    1.3 miles
    Duration
  3. Just to the north of the city, this 6-mile loop has it all: beach relaxation, ridge top ocean views, and tavern time. To fully enjoy the hike, as well as the rest spots, allot a whole day for this adventure.

    Difficulty
    3 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    10.4 miles
    Duration
    2-3 hours
  4. Located at northern terminus of the Santa Cruz Mountains, San Bruno State Park is the one of the last places to experience the peninsula’s native habitat before human development. Views of the Bay Area abound.

    Difficulty
    3 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    5.6 miles
    Duration
  5. A peaceful oasis within the city where you can clear your head and inhale the scent of pine and eucalyptus.

    Difficulty
    1 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    4.2 miles
    Duration
    Short hikes throughout the park
  6. Nothing beats a five and a half mile loop in the Marin Headlands. Especially when you’re climbing 1600 vertical feet and hiking along ridge tops on Rodeo Valley Trail, with sweeping views of Bay waters and the Pacific Ocean to the left and right.

    Difficulty
    3 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    7.6 miles
    Duration
  7. With two intimate beaches and plentiful tidepools to wander, Bean Hollow State Park is a relaxing destination about an hour’s drive from San Francisco.

    Difficulty
    1 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    38.1 miles
    Duration
    An hour to all day.
  8. Alamere Falls is a dramatic 40-ft tidefall which pours its waters into the waves of the Pacific Ocean. The hike to get here offers countless spring wildflowers, wide ocean views, gray whale watching opportunities, and access to both Bass and Pelican Lakes.

    Difficulty
    2 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    20.9 miles
    Duration
    This 7.5 mile out and back is a great hike offering many spots for viewing the water and even swimming. So, while the hike may take only a few hours, you can spend the whole day enjoying the scenery.
  9. Nestled in the Santa Cruz Mountains, the trails of Big Basin Redwoods State Park offer 80 miles of trails shaded by redwood forest.

    Difficulty
    4 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    43.2 miles
    Duration
    3-5 hours
  10. Wind your way through Buena Vista Park's stands of coast live oak as you follow the trail to its peak. Named for its beautiful views, observe city landmarks from the peaceful woods atop San Francisco's oldest park.

    Difficulty
    1 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    1.4 miles
    Duration
  11. Tucked into the hills above Oakland, the trails of Redwood Regional Park weave through groves of coast redwoods and grassy meadows, tracing ridgelines and steep slopes. A gem of the East Bay Regional Park district, Redwood Regional Park offers hiking, running, and biking opportunities in close proximity to the city.

    Difficulty
    2 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    13.4 miles
    Duration
    Hiking at a relaxed pace, the average hiker will complete this loop in 2-3 hours. If speed is your thing, trails are equally ideal for running.
  12. A coastal hike with panoramic views and steep sections

    Difficulty
    3 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    10.6 miles
    Duration
    A steady hiking place will get you there and back in 90 minutes.
  13. Just an hour from the city, you'll be able to see the headwaters of Sonoma Creek.

    Difficulty
    3 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    46.4 miles
    Duration
    1-2 hours
  14. The Año Nuevo Point trail is a South Peninsula gem, traversing bluffs and dunes while overlooking the kelp beds and ultramarine waters of Año Nuevo Bay. The trail’s highlight comes at the point, where you can observe a thriving and noisy population of elephant seals.

    Difficulty
    1 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    46.1 miles
    Duration
  15. Boasting the title of largest state park in northern California, Henry W. Coe State Park encompasses 87,000 acres of varied and largely undeveloped landscape: rolling hills, both narrow and wide valleys, high ridges, deep canyons, broad plateaus, along with gently flowing streams, vast grasslands, and thick woods.

    Difficulty
    5 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    62.9 miles
    Duration
    One hour to one weekend.
  16. With a wide variety of habitats and spectacular views, the Presidio's 24 miles of trails are a delight to explore.

    Difficulty
    2 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    2.9 miles
    Duration
    You can spend anywhere from an hour to half a day exploring the Presidio's 24 miles of trails. But most trails take around an hour or so to finish, depending on how fast you're hiking and how often you stop to soak in the views.
  17. Coyote Hills Regional Park is one of those places where words don't do justice; its natural beauty is simply indescribable. If you've never enjoyed a hike, run, or ride at this truly stunning park, you must schedule a visit soon.

    Difficulty
    3 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    23.6 miles
    Duration
    1-3 hours
  18. One of the most remote routes in the Bay Area.

    Difficulty
    4 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    27.2 miles
    Duration
    3 hours to full day
  19. A mostly flat, beautiful hike, highlighting coastal views in Mt. Tam's Watershed. Dogs are welcome and the crowds are small.

    Difficulty
    2 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    12.3 miles
    Duration
    This is a quick, fun loop beginning on Cataract Trail to Coastal Trail. It's flat so you'll clip along at a good pace and will only stop to take in the stunning Pacific Ocean views. There are options to take longer routes, totaling about 7.5 miles instead of 3.5
  20. This infamous trail is known for its historic roots, being the first foot trail race in America.

    Difficulty
    4 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    12.3 miles
    Duration
    Steep ascents, and a challenging narrow path are treacherous enough. Add hot, dry heat and marginal shade and it will take you a while to finish.
  21. Northwest of Fremont and Newark, Coyote Hills Regional Park is 978 acres of mostly flat trails, including a 3.5 mile paved stretch that’s shared by walkers, runners, and bikers. A man-made marsh invites myriad species of shorebirds, while the hills are home to rabbits and squirrels.

    Difficulty
    2 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    23.6 miles
    Duration
    Depends on which trail you want to get on.
  22. Offering romantic ocean vistas, contoured and rocky shores, colorful trees and wildflowers, and plentiful opportunities to see wildlife, it is no wonder Point Lobos is aptly named the crown jewel of the California state park system. All these wonders lie at your fingertips a couple hours’ drive south of San Francisco.

    Difficulty
    1 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    91.0 miles
    Duration
  23. This is California's oldest State Park, and you'll easily see why it's been around for so long. Gorgeous!

    Difficulty
    3 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    43.2 miles
    Duration
    2 hours - or as long or short as you want!
  24. This nature preserve is the perfect place for a family adventure.

    Difficulty
    1 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    46.1 miles
    Duration
    45 minutes
  25. Hidden in the affluent community of Mill Valley, Muir Woods is a dreamscape of gentle giant trees and beauty you can only witness in person. This is a destination for everyone - casual hikers, photographers, weekend warriors, and serious trail runners.

    Difficulty
    4 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    11.1 miles
    Duration
    1-2 hours
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