A Secret Hike & Picnic With A View at Tank Hill

San Francisco Tank Hill

Added by Josiah Roe

A spectacular hike with panoramic views of SF, basically a local’s alternative to Twin Peaks, and never too crowded. There are beautiful wildflowers when in season.

Looking for a cool, under-the-radar spot that’s perfect for picnics, chilling out, and chasing the sunset? Look no further than Tank Hill. This little gem of a mini-park is 650 feet high and tucked away in Cole Valley. It’s so small that many maps of San Francisco don’t even include it.

To get there, drive to Belgrave Avenue and park on the street. Walk to the eastern end of Belgrave and you’ll find a slightly hidden trail on your left that will wind its way up Tank Hill via small path.

Once you get the top, you’ll find some fun rock outcroppings, plenty of space to lay down your blanket, and an epic view that spans from the Golden Gate Bridge to the Bay Bridge.

Pack List

  • Camera
  • Picnic Supplies
  • Blanket
  • Jacket (it can get chilly/windy)
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Chillin, Hiking, Photography

Skill Level:



Year Round

Trail Type:



0.5 Miles

Elev. Gain:

400 Feet



Easy Parking
Family Friendly
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10 months ago

Great view of the city and very few people there.

10 months ago

about 1 year ago

Hiked here after riding the slide... such a great spot in the city

about 1 year ago

over 2 years ago

Really awesome spot - make sure you go on a day without too much wind!

over 2 years ago

Added by Josiah Roe

The world is big and I want to have a good look at it before it gets dark. - John Muir

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