Hike up Twin Peaks

Rate this Adventure San Francisco Twin Peaks Trailhead

Added by Heidi M

Amazing views of the city with a hike that can be deceptively strenuous at times. Make sure to check the weather so you can get to the top without fog!

There are a ton of ways to get here (and obviously that can affect the total distance) but this is starting from Crestline and make sure you don't take any of the less-traveled trials. You'll know you're at the right staircase because it's made of wooden blocks and looks well traveled.

While hiking, be careful since there is poison oak. But other than that, just keep aware of where you're at since signs sometimes disappear and enjoy the view from the top. If you do bring snacks/ lunch, this is a great place to chill and take some photos.

Thinking of driving to the top for a sunrise or sunset? Check out this adventure.

Pack List

  • Hiking/ running shoes
  • Wind breaker/ jacket
  • Water
  • Snacks
  • Backpack
  • Camera
  • Headlamp (if you go late)
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Activities:

Fitness, Hiking, Running

Skill Level:

Beginner

Season:

Year Round

Trail Type:

Out-and-Back

Distance:

2 Miles

Elev. Gain:

400 Feet

Features:

Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Food Nearby
Scenic

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Added by Heidi M

Country girl living in the urban jungle. Lover of adventure, builder of spaces, and viewer of all God's awesome creation.

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