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    Top Spots in and near Golden Gate National Recreation Area

    • San Francisco, California

      Fairy Gates Trail

      5.0
      0.89 mi / 328 ft gain
      Fairy Gates Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you through a nice forest located near San Francisco, California.
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    • San Francisco, California

      Mount Sutro Open Space Reserve Loop

      4.4
      2.14 mi / 617 ft gain
      The Mount Sutro Open Space hike is one of those gems that's just hiding in plain site. Most people live in San Francisco for years without ever knowing this hike even exists - which is totally fine with us. This 2+ mile loop is an easy, quick way to get back in touch with nature after a long day....
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    • San Francisco, California

      Run the Coit Tower Stairs

      3.8
      There are 2 sets of stairs for Coit Tower on Sansome St. The first set is at Greenwich and the second is at Filbert. The Filbert steps are a little deeper per step and are mostly wood and concrete. The Greenwich steps are a little tougher because of the shallower, brick stairs as you get toward t...
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    • Corte Madera, California

      Ring Mountain Loop

      4.0
      2.65 mi / 597 ft gain
      Ring Mountain Open Space is an easy but uphill trail that take you to the top where you can explore more trails. Take the 101 exit for Paradise Dr in Corte Madera, follow the road, and park on the side of the road once you pass Westward Dr. Even though there are many places to start the trail fo...
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    • San Francisco, California

      Climb Beaver Street Wall

      5.0
      Beaver Street Wall is one of the few places to climb in the San Francisco city limits. The 45 ft. tall wall is located in the Corona Heights neighborhood, just north west of Market St. The routes on the wall range from 5.8 to 5.12. The wall features a prominent crack up the center, which makes th...
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    • San Francisco, California

      Vulcan Steps

      5.0
      0.18 mi / 79 ft gain
      Vulcan Steps is an out-and-back trail that takes you past scenic surroundings located near San Francisco, California.
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    • San Francisco, California

      Corona Heights Park

      5.0
      0.65 mi / 115 ft gain
      Corona Heights Park is a park located north of the Castro and South of Buena Vista Park. The peak of the hill is windy, but it offers an unobstructed panoramic view of the city of San Francisco from downtown to Twin Peaks. It is perfect for taking panoramic pictures of San Francisco at night. Y...
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    • San Francisco, California

      Twin Peaks Loop

      4.3
      2.04 mi / 259 ft gain
      There are a ton of ways to get here (and obviously that can affect the total distance) but this is starting from Clarendon. Follow along up Twin Peaks boulevard where you'll see the peaks upon your approach. Keep an eye out for traffic as there may be visitors driving toward and away from Twin Pe...
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    • San Francisco, California

      Tank Hill

      4.3
      0.14 mi / 49 ft gain
      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 ...
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    • San Francisco, California

      Take a Ride on the Seward Street Slides

      4.2
      Tucked away in a small neighborhood park in Eureka Valley is a set of really fun, slippery, and surprisingly steep concrete slides. They were originally designed by a 14 year old kid over 30 years ago, and we all owe him a big hat tip. People use a variety of sliding materials (saucers, food tray...
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    • San Francisco, California

      Catch a Sunset at Twin Peaks

      4.7
      Most locals have heard of Twin Peaks, so if you hop in an Uber or Taxi you should be just fine. If not or you are driving yourself, head for Twin Peaks Boulevard, then just follow it to the top. Voila!When you're there, be sure to catch a sunset, as it is absolutely breath-taking, If you are luck...
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    • Mill Valley, California

      Temelpa Trail

      4.5
      2.94 mi / 1929 ft gain
      The Mt. Tam Hill Climb via Temelpa Trail is an iconic, "best-of" climb in the trail running community, drawing some of the world's greatest athletes to experience its breathtaking views and technical downhill. Surprisingly though, outside of locals and the running community, the trail remains lar...
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    • San Francisco, California

      Park Day at Dolores Park

      4.0
      If the sun is shining, and you’re in the mood for playing around with friends in one of SF’s many amazing parks, Dolores should be at the top of your list. With amazing views of downtown, huge tiered lawn areas, tennis courts, basketball courts, a brand new playground, and easy access to some of ...
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    • Larkspur, California

      Baltimore Canyon Via Dawn Falls Trail Loop

      5.93 mi / 1309 ft gain
      Baltimore Canyon via Dawn Falls Trail Loop is a loop trail that takes you through a forested setting at the start, up switchbacks to Dawn Falls, and then to views of King Mountain Open Space Preserve as you loop back along Southern Marin Line Road. This is a dog friendly (on-leash) trail located ...
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    • San Francisco, California

      Mount Davidson

      4.5
      1.03 mi / 299 ft gain
      Mount Davidson Park is located in the southwestern part of the city nestled between Diamond Heights and Portola Dr. The climb isn't too difficult, but to reach the top of the 928ft summit, you should wear close-toed shoes and be ready for some loose gravel or mud if it's been raining. The hike is...
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    • Larkspur, California

      Dawn Falls Trail Loop

      2.79 mi / 466 ft gain
      Dawn Falls Trail Loop is a loop trail that takes you by a waterfall located near Larkspur, California.
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