San Francisco, California

Capture Sweeping City Views From Bernal Heights Hill

1 Miles Total - 130 ft gain - Loop Trail

Originally added by Mitchell Phun

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

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Chillin
Photography
Yoga
Hiking
Dog Friendly
Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Scenic

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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.

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!

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

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