Activities in the Parks

Can’t Choose Your Own Adventure? Start Here and Go!

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With hundreds of miles of trails threading through 37 distinct sites across 80,000 acres of the Golden Gate National Parks, it can be hard to decide where to go and what to do. Let the Parks Conservancy’s experts be your guide! We’ve carefully curated our favorite hikes, walks, and excursions to share with you and your loved ones. There’s something (and some place) for everyone! We reveal some of the natural wonders and historical highlights you’ll experience along the way, but there are plenty more surprises for you to discover. So browse below, then grab your boots and backpack. Your national parks are waiting.

Visitors stroll Milagra Ridge
Trail
Difficulty: Easiest

Length

1.23 miles round-trip
This trail take visitors out from the residential area of Pacifica and up onto Milagra Ridge . The vast Pacific coast opens up as you look back. The trail is steep, so make sure to stop every now and again to enjoy the view! There is plenty of room to...
Sunset at Milagra Ridge
Trail
Difficulty: Easiest

Length

0.35 miles round-trip
From the Sharp Park entrance, this flat trail includes a loop on the ridge that opens up to beautiful hilltop meadows. Easy singletrack and doubletrack will take you around the peak.
Mission blue butterfly
Trail
Difficulty: Moderate

Length

1.20 miles round-trip
Surrounded by urban development in Pacifica, Milagra Ridge forms what biologists call an island ecosystem. Despite this isolation, this 250-acre park hosts a surprising diversity of natural resources. It is home to threatened and endangered species like the mission blue and San Bruno elfin butterflies.
Views from Milagra Ridge
Trail
Difficulty: Easiest

Length

0.25 miles round-trip
Milagra Summit Trail is a hiking trail in Pacifica, California, within Milagra Ridge . This trail connects with the following: Milagra Creek Overlook Trail.

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