A Secret Hike & Picnic With A View at Tank Hill

A Secret Hike & Picnic With A View at Tank Hill

Tank Hill

Distance

0.5 Miles

Elevation Gain

400 Feet

Activities

Chillin, Photography, Hiking

Skill

Beginner

Season

Year Round

Type

Out-and-Back

Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Food Nearby
Scenic

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.

Community Photos

Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures and follow local regulations.

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Awesome Escape

This is a great quick "getaway" in the city!

Great view of the city and very few people there.

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

Distance

0.5 Miles

Elevation Gain

400 Feet

Activities

Chillin, Photography, Hiking

Skill

Beginner

Season

Year Round

Type

Out-and-Back

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