Tank Hill

San Francisco, California

based on 4 reviews



0.14 miles

Elevation Gain

49 ft

Route Type



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.

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Tank Hill Reviews

If you live in the area tank hill is a great short easy escape. Surrounded by bigger parks like Sutro, Twin Peaks, and golden gate, tank is easily skipped over. But sometimes you just need a few minutes of city views, fresh air, and a few stairs climbed to rejuvenate yourself!! It can definitely be windy up here. Good picnic lunch spot or an add on to longer hikes connecting twin peaks and Sutro.

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


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

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