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San Francisco is the ultimate blend of big city life and access to incredible outdoor adventures. Muir Woods, Alamere Falls, Point Reyes, and the Marin Headlands are all easy hiking day trips from The City. Not to mention, Yosemite National Park, Lake Tahoe, and Big Sur are all within a few hours' drive for your weekend warrior excursions.

Top Spots

Mount Davidson

San Francisco, California

4.3
1.03 mi / 299 ft gain

Bouldering at Glen Canyon Park

San Francisco, California

Catch a Sunset at Twin Peaks

San Francisco, California

4.6

Glen Canyon Park Trail

San Francisco, California

1.76 mi / 394 ft gain

Grand View Park ("Turtle Hill")

San Francisco, California

5.0
0.21 mi / 7 ft gain

Pine Lake Loop

San Francisco, California

0.93 mi / 56 ft gain

16th Avenue Tiled Steps

San Francisco, California

4.6
0.09 mi / 79 ft gain

Swing at Billy Goat Hill

San Francisco, California

3.5

Twin Peaks Loop

San Francisco, California

4.3
2.04 mi / 259 ft gain

Places to stay

San Francisco, California

Aquatic Park Cove San Francisco Maritime Nhp

From $10 / night

Sausalito, California

Bicentennial Campground

From $20 / night

Stinson Beach, California

3-Cottage Beach Retreat w/ Hot Tub

From $857 / night

Bolinas, California

200’ to Beach! Waterfront Hideaway w/ Ocean Views

From $271 / night

Point Reyes Station, California

The Quail's Nest Retreat

From $230 / night

Point Reyes Station, California

Point Reyes National Seashore Campground

From $20 / night

Guides and stories

Weekend Excursion: 72 Hours in San Francisco

Josiah Roe

10 Must-Do Adventures In The San Francisco Bay Area

Josiah Roe

5 Calf-Crushing Trail Runs in the San Francisco Bay Area

The Outbound Collective

The 10 Best Campsites near San Francisco

The Outbound Collective

Using Lightroom to Perfect Your Outdoor Photos

Kyle Reader

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