Easiest

Deer Park Fire Road
trail
Difficulty: Easiest

Length

4.81 miles round-trip
This lovely trail in the Mt. Tamalpais Watershed features spectacular vistas, shady forests, springtime wildflowers, and plenty of connections with other trails. Be aware that this one is popular with mountain bikers, so everyone should stay alert and courteously share the trail.
Joggers enjoy the Crissy Field Promenade
trail
Difficulty: Easiest

Length

3.44 miles round-trip
Restored in 2001, Crissy Field wasted no time in becoming a San Francisco icon and a gem of the Parks Conservancy. The former military airfield now sports a clean, smooth promenade with views of the Golden Gate, Alcatraz , and the North and East Bays.
Skyline view from Coyote Ridge Trail
trail
Difficulty: Easiest

Length

1.52 miles round-trip
Running along Coyote Ridge, this trail presents visitors with panoramic, eye-popping views of San Francisco, the Pacific, the rolling hills and valleys of the Marin Headlands , and, on clear days, even Mt. Diablo far to the east. This trail can be reached by a number of trails from Muir...
Gun at Black Point Battery in Fort Mason
trail
Difficulty: Easiest

Length

0.35 miles round-trip
During the Civil War, the U.S. Army hastily built two batteries, armed with 10-inch Rodman guns, at a site that locals called Black Point. These armaments at Point San Jose Military Reservation (later called Fort Mason ) served as backup to the fortifications on Alcatraz and at Fort Point ...
Golden Gate Bridge view from Battery Yates at Fort Baker
trail
Difficulty: Easiest

Length

0.30 miles round-trip
After visiting Cavallo Point and the beautifully restored Colonial Revival buildings along the main parade at Fort Baker , be sure to make a side trip to Battery Yates, located just off Satterlee Road. The trail to Battery Yates (named after an Army officer killed at the Battle of Little...
Battery Crosby in the Presidio
trail
Difficulty: Easiest

Length

0.27 miles round-trip
This short segment of the Batteries to Bluffs Trail takes visitors to Battery Crosby, an Endicott-era battery completed and armed in 1900 to protect the underwater minefield outside the Golden Gate. On the first Saturday and Sunday of each month (from 11 am to 3 pm), you can see a...
Battery Alexander near Battery Mendell
trail
Difficulty: Easiest

Length

0.97 miles round-trip
This trail involves walking along a dirt trail through several Civil War-era military batteries near a cliff edge. It also includes several areas where terrain varies and involves stairs.
San Francisco garter snake
trail
Difficulty: Easiest

Length

0.38 miles round-trip
The Lishumsha Trail takes visitors from the flat Old Mori Road Trail up the hill toward the blufftops at Mori Point . "Lishumsha" is the local Ohlone Native word for "garter snake"--an allusion to the endangered San Francisco garter snake that is protected at Mori Point, and which is making...
Ember Ridge Ranch in Rancho Corral de Tierra
trail
Difficulty: Easiest

Length

2.35 miles round-trip
This trail segment is part of the sprawling network of rough-hewn trails across Rancho Corral de Tierra . It is believed to be named for the nearby Farmer's Daughter produce stand, located just off Highway 1 in Moss Beach and renowned for its annual pumpkin patch.
Path winding through Rancho Corral de Tierra
trail
Difficulty: Easiest

Length

1.84 miles round-trip
This trail offers another portal into the sprawling, wild landscapes of Rancho Corral de Tierra . Find the signed trailhead at the end of Kanoff Street (cross-street 2nd) in Montara. After an opening stretch through coastal meadow, the trail gets steep and continues to climb steadily. It will eventually take...