A new hobby of mine since moving back to San Francisco has been hiking. Its a fun alternative to working out with amazing views to boot. I never realized it, but there are actually hundred of wonderful hikes around the Bay. Two of my favorite sites to find new hikes are bahiker and weekend sherpa. Check them out, you will discover all these hidden trails right in your own backyard! Here are some recent hikes I’ve been on:
I love hikes with views and this one does not disappoint. Its located a few miles over the Golden Gate Bridge. The trail is right next to a very active beach, when I went it was filled with surfers and folks with dogs. Hike was approximately 4 miles with a bit of an incline (which i like!). Stunning views at every corner. Also fun because I packed a little picnic that I ate on the beach after the hike was over. Another plus: I saw Jake Gyllenhaal hiking this trail when I was there!
This hike is super fun and good for beginners. It can get crowded on the weekends, and theres a good reason why. The hike starts off at the Cliff House (near the Richmond), you pass Sutro Baths, and then barely into the first 10 minutes of the trail you see gorgeous views of the Golden Gate Bridge. The trail is mostly flat, but the second half has stairs and dirt paths. Approximately 2 miles (but I heard you can also hike all the way to the GG bridge and over it)
San Bruno Mountain State Park
This hike is 3.5 miles and ascends up a mountain. Who knew San Bruno had trails like this? Once I reached the top, I was rewarded with a brand new view of San Francisco that I had never seen before.
Some hikes I want to check out in the near future: