Best Hikes Around San Francisco

Hiking is a great way to work out your body while spending time enjoying the great outdoors with family or friends. Because its weather is beautiful all year long, San Francisco is one of California’s most popular places to hike. Whether you are an experienced nature-loving hiker or one who prefers to stick closer to the urban amenities of the city, you’re sure to find the perfect hiking route close to your Carmel Rincon apartment home.

Batteries to Bluffs Trail

The 0.7-mile Batteries to Bluffs Trail is an excellent short hike for beginners. You’ll love hiking along this beautiful coastal trail, which offers stunning views of the Bay and San Francisco’s iconic Golden Gate Bridge. The Batteries to Bluffs Trail begins just off of Lincoln Blvd., then takes you past the batteries and through Marshall Beach. Once you’ve reached the end, you can choose to retrace your steps or continue on to the California Coastal Trail, which will take you all the way up to view the Golden Gate Bridge in person.

Steep Ravine Trail

Mount Tamalpais, or Mount Tam, is one of Marin County’s most iconic landmarks. Located just across the San Francisco Bay in Mt. Tamalpais State Park, the Steep Ravine Trail is a favorite among San Francisco residents. This moderate-difficulty 6.5-mile hike typically requires half a day to complete and will take you through some of Marin County’s lush wooded areas as you traverse the western slopes of Mount Tam. The Steep Ravine Trail is a popular one, so most local hikers recommend starting your day early with this loop. As you cover the trail from beginning to end, you’ll enjoy stunning views of the ocean and are likely to spot some of the region’s most prevalent plants and animals, including California’s great redwood trees.

Ferry Building to Fort Point

The trail connecting the Ferry Building to Fort Point spans approximately nine and a half miles, taking urban hikers for a scenic trip along the waterfront. This trail begins just a few blocks away from your Carmel Rincon apartment, making it a convenient and fun way for you to see the city. On your way, you’ll visit Fort Mason, Aquatic Park, the Golden Gate Promenade, Crissy Field Marsh, and Fort Point before ending at the Muni Metro F-Market & Wharves stop. You can also take an optional side trip to see the Exploratorium’s Wave Organ, a unique acoustic sculpture designed to create music powered by the ocean waves. Because this popular route winds through parts of the city, you’ll find numerous opportunities for food, shopping, and more along the way.

You can discover all that San Francisco has to offer just outside your apartment door when you make Carmel Rincon your home. Our luxury apartments are located just minutes from The Embarcadero, where you’ll find some of California’s best shopping and dining opportunities. You can explore our floor plans and availability on the web or contact us today for more information about leasing.

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