San Francisco’s hidden oases: Mount Sutro & Twin Peaks

Jun 14th, 2018

Escape the hustle and bustle of the city and step into a fantastic San Francisco oasis on Mount Sutro. Take in views through the eucalyptus of Golden Gate Park, the Sunset & Richmond neighborhoods, and the Marin Headlands. Go a little further and take in the sweeping vistas of downtown and beyond from atop Twin Peaks.

Mount Sutro Clarendon Loop
Distance: 3 miles (5 miles with Twin Peaks)
Difficulty: Moderate
Start at the Stanyan and 17th St. trailhead, hike along the Historic Trail towards Clarendon Trail. Return via the Fairy Gates Trail back to the Historic Trail and back to the Stanyan trailhead.

Extend your hike to Twin Peaks…
From the Clarendon trailhead,  cross Clarendon Ave to Dellbrook Ave. curve left onto La Avanzada St and then take a left onto Palo Alto Ave prior to the Sutro Tower gate. Take a right onto Marview Way and take the trail shortly after on the left by the Twin Peaks Reservoir up to Twin Peaks Blvd and up to Twin Peaks!

Take it all the way to Stern Grove!
5 miles not enough? Take an urban hike through city streets to reach lush and misty Stern Grove for a nice stroll around the lake and picnic at the amphitheater. During the summer check out Stern Grove’s free concerts. 

Grab a bite nearby
Some of our favorite nearby haunts…
Dive bar and world-cup watching on Stanyon: Kezar Pub
Live Jazz: Club Deluxe
Cuban Tapas: Cha Cha Cha


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