Hike the Hill 88 Loop

Fort Cronkhite - Rodeo Beach

Distance

5.5 Miles

Elevation Gain

1000 Feet

Activities

Hiking

Skill

Intermediate

Season

Year Round

Type

Loop

Bathrooms
Beach
Dog Friendly
Easy Parking

This 5.5-mile, dog-friendly trail keeps you cool along the coast. With a climb of 950ft, your legs will definitely get a workout. Connect on multiple trails with views of Rodeo Cove and Rodeo Lagoon. Duration: 1 hour+.

This quick, yet challenging trail run is located just minutes north of the Golden Gate Bridge. Grab your dog (on-leash), park in the large lot next to Rodeo Beach and hit the trail! The climb starts up the Coastal Trail to the right end of the parking lot if you're staring at the beach.

Take the Coastal Trail up to Hill 88. You'll see the Coastal Trail veer off into multiple directions during your climb, but stay focused and head northeast, climbing up the trail until you reach the top of the hill. Instead of retracing your steps back down the Coastal Trail, descend on Wolf Ridge to the Miwok Trail. The Miwok Trail will take you back down to Bunker Road. Follow Bunker road next Rodeo Lagoon until it forks and stay left, merging onto Mitchell Road, which drops you back at the parking lot.

Need to refuel after? Head to Bar Bocce for a bite, beer, and a game of bocce on their back patio.

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A great hike so close to SF. I'd recommend doing it the opposite direction, heading up the valley on Miwok Trail and Wolf Ridge to the top of Hill 88. Enjoy the views from the top and take your time wandering the myriad paths that crisscross the coast on your way back down. It's much more fun to stay on the ridge and explore than take the main trail back down!

Distance

5.5 Miles

Elevation Gain

1000 Feet

Activities

Hiking

Skill

Intermediate

Season

Year Round

Type

Loop

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