THE BEST HIKES AROUND SOMA
With the weather quickly warming up, now is the prime time for some great hikes. Whether you want to make your hike a whole day trip or just a few hours, living in SoMa means you have so many options to choose from!
Land’s End: At the northwestern corner of San Francisco, there’s a hike along cliffs that offers some of the most stunning views of the city you can imagine. The winding, but almost completely flat, coastal trail is well-maintained and easy enough that pretty much everyone can do it and provides views of the ocean, Golden Gate Bridge, Marin Headlands, and China Beach. It gets pretty crowded on the weekends, so we suggest going on the weekdays!
Twin Peaks: Recent trail work means the best way to attack San Francisco’s famous view point is from the south. Take the Creek to Peak trail from Portola Dr. and Twin Peaks Blvd. all the way up to Noe Peak, Eureka Peak, and the Christmas Tree Point viewing area.
Tomales Point Trail: Just about an hour north of the city, the windswept sliver of land of Point Reyes National Seashore offers dynamite views of the rugged coastline, wildlife galore, grasslands, and coastal trees, usually shrouded in a mysterious layer of fog. More than 150 miles of hiking trails keep every level of outdoor enthusiast happy, but this 10-miler is a solid choice both for its scenery and relative ease.
Filbert Steps: For city dwellers who don’t want to leave the comfy 7×7 confines of San Francisco, a good hike up the Filbert Street Steps is ideal. Not only will you get to see Coit Tower and spectacular views of the city, the cottages dotted along the way are truly spectacular. Don’t forget to check out Grace Marchant Garden along the way, a verdant garden that’s open to the public.
Hiking is not only good for the body, but also the soul. These hikes around SoMa will not only get your heart pumping, but they will also show you some of the most spectacular views of the city.