San Francisco is one of few U.S. cities that offers such a variety of hiking options within its city limits. With its myriad hills and valleys, sea cliffs and beaches, and city and state parks, all within roughly 49 square miles, you don’t have to go far from your front door to embark on an urban hike.
But if hiking alone isn’t your thing, the folks over at HikingSanFrancisco.com are here to help. Their website provides an online venue for local hikers to organize group outings within San Francisco and throughout the greater Bay Area. The organizer of each group selects the route and meeting time and place, all you have to do is go online and sign up.
They have a few notable hikes coming up. A hike of Golden Gate Park is set for Dec. 18, and organizer, Alex Genadinik, is trying his hardest to get a local brewery, like Beach Chalet, to sponsor the event. On Sunday, Jan. 2, a hike into Land’s End is up for grabs. This hike is planned at the lowest to afford views of the various shipwrecks along the coast.