Best Walking Paths: San Francisco Bay Area

The best walking paths in the San Francisco Bay Area include the Golden Gate Bridge and Pacific Heights.

Walking can open our minds to new thoughts and healthy exercise.

German philosopher, Friedrich Nietzsche wrote, “Only thoughts conceived while walking have value.” The inspiring City of San Francisco is one of most walkable cities in the world. With 49 square miles of famous sloping hills, flat paths, enchanting buildings, and alluring views, there is something for everyone.

You will experience breathtaking views from the Golden Gate Bridge to the San Francisco waterfront and coastline.  Wear layered clothing, comfortable shoes, and bring a picnic and you will be ready for an enjoyable day.

Here are the seven best walking paths:

Crissy Field Walk

This is a great walk from the underneath the Golden Gate Bridge to the Marina and Fort Point. It is an easy and flat with a lot of skyline views.

Golden Gate Bridge Walk

It is about a two-mile walk across the Golden Gate Bridge. The flat, paved path stands 220 feet above the Pacific Ocean. It may be very windy; however, the views are picture perfect.

Golden Gate Park Walk

One of the loveliest parks in any mid-city site offers multiple paths. Select your three-mile walk past gardens, trails, lakes, swans, and museums.

Hyde Street Walk

This is a steep climb that starts at the cable car turnaround at Ghirardelli Square and Hyde. Walking uphill takes you through Lombard Street, North Beach, up to Telegraph hill.

Pacific Heights Walk

This walk boasts stunning Victorian architecture, expensive homes, and a by-gone era. There are neighborhood parks, shops, and, of course, find a delightful picnic spot.

The Presidio Walk

From this place your walk can continue to many other San Francisco sights. Explore Lover’s Lane, the Officer’s Club, Crissy Field, the National Cemetery, the Pet Cemetery and Fort Point.

Telegraph Hill Walk

This walk is available two ways. One going uphill with lots of stairs for a powerful cardio workout. If that is not to your liking complete the walk going downstairs!

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