Lake Merced Loop

San Francisco, California

5.0/5
based on 1 reviews

Details

Distance

4.53 miles

Elevation Gain

180 ft

Route Type

Loop

Description

Added by The Outbound Collective

Lake Merced Loop is a loop trail in the southwestern part of San Francisco. This trail is used for running and walking. You'll see plenty of people getting exercise or taking their dog for a stroll. There are also benches and tables around the loop.

The lake itself is fresh water and is used for racing by competitive rowing programs and for fishing recreationally. 

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Features

Running
Hiking
Dog Friendly
Family Friendly
Lake
Scenic
Wildlife

Reviews

This loop is a great workout in San Francisco. The trail offers up scenic views of the lake to keep you moving through the 4+ miles. There's also a scenic viewpoint that cuts through the loop right below the parking area.

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