Easy Nature Outings in San Francisco

Hike, run, or bike on these beautiful trails that are easy to do and easy to get to

Hiking, Road Biking, Trail Running Easy, Moderate

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Description

For city lovers who also enjoy the outdoors, San Francisco is a great place to be. The urban habitat is superimposed on a stunning environment of hills and valleys, forests and fields, beaches and bluffs. Pockets of nature remain intact, and the city maintains excellent access for recreation. Hiking trails, multi-use paths, and bike lanes connect parks and open spaces throughout the city, making an escape to the outdoors relatively easy.

Here are some of the best trails for beginner-friendly hiking, biking, or running through a scenic slice of San Francisco. They are all within or near city limits, so you can conveniently get outside even on a work day. Go on your own, with the family, or with friends to show off San Francisco’s outdoor appeal.

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