A Secret Hike & Picnic With A View at Tank Hill

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Distance

0.5 miles

Elevation Gain

400 ft

Route Type

Out-and-Back

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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Awesome Escape

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

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over 5 years ago

Great view of the city and very few people there.

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

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almost 7 years ago

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

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We want to acknowledge and thank the past, present, and future generations of all Native Nations and Indigenous Peoples whose ancestral lands we travel, explore, and play on.

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