A Secret Hike & Picnic With A View at Tank Hill

Tank Hill, San Francisco, California, United States

  • Activities:

    Chillin, Photography, Hiking

  • Skill Level:

    Beginner

  • Season:

    Year Round

  • Trail Type:

    Out-and-Back

  • RT Distance:

    0.5 Miles

  • Elevation Gain:

    400 Feet

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.

Pack List

  • Camera
  • Picnic Supplies
  • Blanket
  • Jacket (it can get chilly/windy)
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This is a great quick "getaway" in the city!

about 1 year ago
about 1 year ago

Great view of the city and very few people there.

about 2 years ago
about 2 years ago

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

over 2 years ago
over 2 years ago

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

almost 4 years ago
almost 4 years ago

Josiah Roe Admin

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

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