San Francisco's Best Pre-Brunch Hikes

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If your idea of a perfect Sunday includes some friends, crisp morning air, exploring local forests and beaches, and then rewarding yourself with a fun brunch, then this list is for you.



Hike The Highest Peak in SF

Looking for a short hike with amazing views of San Francisco? Mount Davidson is home to the tallest peak in SF and provides sweeping views of the city. The climb to reach the 928-foot summit is relatively easy, and the scenery at the top will make you the envy of Instragram. This is a dog-friendly hike (leash required) that can be completed in under an hour. Learn more.


Post-Hike Reward: After you've successfully tackled the tallest peak in the city, head over to Shanghai Dumpling King for celebratory dim sum.


A Hike In The Heart Of The City

The Mount Sutro Open Space hike is a 1.8 mile loop (with many easy variations) hidden right in the heart of SF. Most people live in San Francisco for years without ever knowing that this hike even exists—which is totally fine with us. It's a quick and easy way to get back in touch with nature. Learn more.


Post-Hike Reward: Adventuring through a hidden forest calls for French Toast Tahiti and build your own mimosas at Zazie.


A City Hike with Ocean Views

The Lands End Trail should be at the top of your list of hikes within San Francisco. It's an easy 4-miles along the city's rugged coastline that includes access to China Beach, Mile Rock Beach, the Sutro Baths, and beautiful views of the Golden Gate. This is our go-to hike for showing off the city to out-of-town friends. Learn more.


Post-Hike Reward: Hop in your car for a short drive to a killer Hawaiian-style brunch at Grindz in the Inner Richmond.


A Casual Hike To A Secluded Beach

If you're looking for a rural hike, we recommend The Tennessee Valley trail, which is located just outside of San Francisco in the Marin Headlands. It's a leisurely 3.4-mile loop that will take you past shrublands, wetlands, and a lake before you turn around at a cool little secluded beach. Learn more.


Post-Hike Reward: After surrounding yourself in the beauty of Marin's Headlands, head into charming downtown Mill Valley and refuel at The Dipsea Café.