Easy Nature Outings in San Francisco

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

Jesse Weber

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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.

Adventures

Lands End Loop

Stroll through historic Lands End, in a beautiful forest, atop high sea cliffs, with lofty views of the Golden Gate Bridge.