Bernal Heights Park
203 locals recommend
Why locals recommend it
It’s a really cool spot, and it’s definitely not visited enough. I wouldn't necessarily call it a hike; it's an uphill walk that does a spiral around the hill until you get to the very top. You have unobstructed views of San Francisco, Daly City, and Sutro Tower. There’s one official trail and some man-made shortcuts cut into the mountain. They're not sanctioned or anything, so some of them are a little rocky and slippery. It’s very dog-friendly—people have their dogs off the leash just kind of walking up the hill with them.
Tips from locals
Perfect for an early morning or afternoon stroll. Sweeping views of the Bay and city, similar to Twin Peaks. After walking around the park, you can drop down onto Cortland Ave in Bernal Heights for lunch or a coffee. Great neighborhood (where we used to live!) Uber up to the park, or get a great…