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.
- Picnic Supplies
- Jacket (it can get chilly/windy)
Please respect the places you find on The Outbound.
Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures. Be aware of local regulations and don't damage these amazing places for the sake of a photograph. Learn More
Chillin, Hiking, Photography
Are we missing something?Suggest an edit
ReviewsLeave a Review
More Adventures Nearby
Backpack to Mississippi Lake
San Francisco / Henry W. Coe SP Headquarters
If you're tired of trying and failing to get reservations for backcountry camping around the bay area, then Henry Coe State Park is the perfect place to visit.
Run Sawyer Camp Trail
San Francisco / Sawyer Camp Trail
The Sawyer Camp Trail is a popular paved trail that stretches alongside the Crystal Springs Reservoir all the way to Hillcrest Blvd.