Trail Run in Golden Gate Park

Added by Lyndsay Erickson

Great spot for doing a few trail laps or posting up and enjoying lunch. The hill has an incline of 430ft. Duration: 1-2 hours.

Strawberry Hill is one of the hidden gems of Golden Gate Park. It is named after the once abundant strawberry fields that inhabited the island. The hill, which reaches up to 430ft, is located in the middle of Stow Lake and has 2 foot bridges for access. This is a great place to run if you're looking to get away from the crowds in the park, but you may want to take a few laps to get your full workout in. If you're taking the more relaxing route, just hang out, bring your lunch, and take in the sights. There is also a picturesque, man-made, waterfall on the island. If you're looking for a place to pick up a quick bite to take with you, head to The Taco Shop @ Underdogs and grab a couple tacos or a burrito.

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Dog Friendly
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3 months ago

Great park!

I love cities that have huge parks right in the city! It's such a nice escape. Didn't run this, but we did walk it and had a great time. Beautiful park!

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4 months ago

Huge Park in the City

This is a huge park in the middle of the city. It's nice to see so much nature in a place that is so heavily urbanized. When youre in the middle of the park, you don't feel like youre in a big city at all.

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4 months ago

Beautiful!

While we definitely did not run this trail, my husband and I did walk it to sightsee. Highly recommend, especially later in the day when the light is all pretty. We did see a ton of runners, and they all looked super happy :)

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over 3 years ago

Long

Wow this is a long trail! Walked it as we wanted to sightsee along the way.

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over 3 years ago

I'm not much of a runner but...

The GG Park is the perfect place to get lost and be carefree for a run! When I was in SF for a summer, I played ultimate frisbee at the park every Saturday and one day I decided to extend the workout and finally explore the park. I thought the park had a good car/bike/people balance and all paths took you somewhere very explorable. This hill specifically was a good workout and had a great view!

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