Trail Running in San Francisco, CA

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  1. Some of the finest trails in San Francisco are found at the Presidio.

    Difficulty
    2 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    2.9 miles
    Duration
    15 minutes to 1.5 hours
  2. Despite not being dog-friendly, the Matt Davis Trail has it all: rolling grassy hillsides, densely shaded redwood forests, smooth single-track, fast downhills, (grueling uphills), and even access to the ocean at Stinson Beach.

    Difficulty
    3 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    13.8 miles
    Duration
    1-3 hours
  3. A steep, beautiful run through eucalyptus trees with panoramic bay views

    Difficulty
    3 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    12.2 miles
    Duration
    You can make it as long as you like, the trail continues for miles, connecting to other trails, but this is a nice hour afternoon run.
  4. Trail Running Mount Sutro Open Space Reserve

    Difficulty
    3 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    2.2 miles
    Duration
    This is the average running time if you are starting in the nearby neighborhoods, using the 100+ step staircases, and complete a running loop that includes the summit.
  5. Home to the oldest trail running race in the US, this 7.4 mile trail is famous for its unmatched beauty and character as well as its grueling ascents.

    Difficulty
    4 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    11.4 miles
    Duration
    1+ hours
  6. The Tennessee Valley Trail is one of the most popular trails in the Marin Headlands, for good and obvious reasons.

    Difficulty
    1 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    12.2 miles
    Duration
    1/2 hour- 2 hours
  7. If you are visiting the Monterey Peninsula then Asilomar State Beach is a must-do. Simply park your car on Sunset Drive and step out onto the area’s well-maintained footpaths and boardwalks. The sea air and natural coastal scenery are an immediate reward.

    Difficulty
    1 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    84.3 miles
    Duration
    There are many trail systems along beaches and boardwalks around Asilomar State Park which allow you to run for one mile to many.
  8. One of San Francisco’s finest, the California Coastal trail is a medley of all the greats - views, terrain and location. Nestled up against the Pacific, in the outskirts of the Presidio, is an escape from the city, without actually leaving it.

    Difficulty
    2 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    3.6 miles
    Duration
  9. Epic is a word often overused these days, but a trail run through the fog and filtered sunlight at Lands End is a worthy description. The wide main trail, which is paved concrete at one end but then transitions to dirt, weaves through twisted cypress trees and wildflowers, providing spectacular views of Mt. Tamalpais, the Marin Headlands, and the iconic Golden Gate Bridge.

    Difficulty
    2 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    5.0 miles
    Duration
    30-60 minutes.
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