Capture Sweeping City Views From Bernal Heights Hill

San Francisco Bernal Heights Hill

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Enjoy a 360 degree view of San Francisco. This dog friendly spot only requires a quick hike to the top. There's also a swing at the top, which you may have seen on Instagram!

Bernal Heights Parks is an excellent week night adventure for those who need an escape from the city. Sit atop this small, grassy peak in peace and look out over the San Francisco skyline.

Park on the street bordering the park and follow a pathway that leads up to the top. You will be instantly gratified with the view when you take the last step. There's an open area where it'd be ideal to fly a kite, have a picnic or even do some yoga. A picture perfect spot for views looking all around San Francisco.

Geo Location: 37.74156°N 122.41439°W

Pack List

  • Camera
  • Water Bottle
  • Picnic
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Activities:

Chillin, Hiking, Photography, Yoga

Skill Level:

Beginner

Season:

Year Round

Trail Type:

Loop

Distance:

1 Miles

Elev. Gain:

130 Feet

Rating:

Features:

Dog Friendly
Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Scenic

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12 months ago

Landscape Lover's Quick Escape

I went here yesterday. It's been quite a sight to be honest. I caught the sun setting over the breathtaking SF view however please bring bug spray. I went around 8-9pm and those suckers were out on the prowl. Regardless of the big mosquito bites, i've taken the best photos around here without having to deal with all the tourists.

12 months ago

about 1 year ago

Short but Stunning

The views are amazing on this dog friendly mini hike, and it's easy to swing by Cortland afterwards for a meal.

about 1 year ago

over 1 year ago

Not much of a hike, but some of the most incredible views of San Francisco. I might even say the views are better here than from Twin Peaks, and the crowds are much smaller. Catch one sunset here and you'll be back for many more!

over 1 year ago

about 2 years ago

Equally gorgeous view as Twin Peaks, with less tourists! Great dog watching too.

about 2 years ago

about 2 years ago

Cool views of San Francisco. That's about it.

about 2 years ago

Added by Mitchell Phun

Photography student at Parsons in New York. I enjoy traveling, telling stories, and meeting new people.

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