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Address: Off Skyline Blvd. (Part of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area), San Francisco, CA
Phone Number: 415-239-2366
Description: Scenic section of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area is a favorite...
Scenic section of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area is a favorite for hikers, bikers and beach-goers.
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Fun Viewing of Hang-Gliders

Although it's always windy here, it's a fun place to hike around the bluffs above the beach. Great for dogs as well!

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Although it's always windy here, it's a fun place to hike around the bluffs above the beach. Great for dogs as well!

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

My friend and I went hang gliding at Fort Funston. The park is beautiful and dog friendly. If you go hang gliding, ask about good times of the year to go for a good windy day.

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Mountain View, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

I had never been and was amazed at the views and bluffs overlooking the pacific. Great place to hike, walk and definitely bring your dog. he/she will love it.

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Perfect spot for hang gliding, with beautiful views over the coast and the sea. You can hike the trail all the way down to the beach, and watch the daring hang gliders use the thermal currents and soar in the sky.

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Sonoma, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Brought our puppy here for the first taste of the ocean. It's a very picturesque spot, not too far from the city (allow extra time for traffic at certain hours). It's very dog-friendly, and you will see many dogs on and off leash. On the day we were there, they were all well behaved. The hike down to the beach... More 

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Nice to be out in nature and simultaneously have views of the city AND the pacific. Lots of dogs, but mostly, amazingly well behaved.

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

When there is wind, the hang gliders just walk off the cliffs surrounding the beach below and travel parallel to the cliffs above the beach with the Pacific Ocean beyond. It's a quiet trip for the hang gliders, and it's also fascinating for the watchers. There's a nice observation deck that is adjacent to the launch area. In addition, these... More 

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Dayton, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

We found this place by accident. It was a beautiful warm Saturday & hard to find parking along the beaches so we turned in here. There's a short but hilly walk to the beach so we sat just above it on some rocks. We loved watching all the dogs running around & all were so well behaved. We stayed to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

High up on cliffs over the pacific, you can visit the WW2 gun emplacements, watch the dog-walkers, get sand in your shoes, and actually walk a good distance to the north, above the ocean. See the hang-gliders taking off and landing right at the parking lot.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

I like Fort Funston because it is a fun place to walk on the beach, to play with dogs, and to watch the endless sea. This is a paradise for dogs. Different kind of four-legged friends, running, walking, playing and cheering for life. People here are relaxing and cheerful, sharing a positive outlook.

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