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Address: Off Skyline Blvd. (Part of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area), San Francisco, CA
Phone Number: 415-239-2366
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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 afternoon outing

We spent the afternoon here after running the SF Marathon that morning. Hiking of all sorts and of course dogs, dogs and more dogs! We were visiting from Houston and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Houston, TX
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We spent the afternoon here after running the SF Marathon that morning. Hiking of all sorts and of course dogs, dogs and more dogs! We were visiting from Houston and unfortunately didn't have our dogs with us. They would have been in 7th Heaven! Dogs are allowed off leash and can have all the fun they desire! Also got to... More 

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California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There is a lot here to see and do. From the hang gliders taking off and landing, to the Nike Missle Base remnants to the amazing beach that makes up the Fort Funston Western Boundary, there is a lot to learn about and appreciate. Fort Funston was one of the bases from the Cold War that was protecting San Francisco... More 

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Vallejo, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lots of parking and when the hang gliders are out they're fun to watch. When we came here the glider is already disassembling his glider. But what I didn't realize from all the times I've been here was it was also a great place to watch the sunset. We were driving up the coast from Half Moon bay and my... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2016 via mobile

San Francisco has pockets of nature for all to enjoy. I visited just a small part of Fort Funston today. Many folks decided to do the same with their four legged friends. Even though the fog was rolling over the hills and the wind was fierce and chilly, I still enjoyed hiking the slopes and seeing Lake Merced in the... More 

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Thank Audrey C
San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

a wonderful place to find peace, breath wind, look at the sun dive into the sea... really a dream place

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Thank Angelo P
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016 via mobile

Lovely walk along the Pacific coast & if you love dogs, even better ! Popular spot for dog walkers and their fury friends. Also a great spot to watch hang gliders. On a clear evening the sunset is gorgeous. parking is free & easy but it gets windy and chilly there to dress warm especially if you go for the... More 

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2016

1. Nice place to watch the sunset from the bluffs 2. The old artillery emplacements are interesting for history buffs; they were set up to rebuff a Japanese invasion that never came 3. There isn't much left of the old Nike base 4. Good mini-hike down to the beach 5. Lots of raptors and shorebirds 6. Watch the hang gliders!

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California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2016

Popular local spot with great west-facing views. On windy days, dozens of hang-gliders launch from here and you can get up close to their equipment and watch run off the edge of the cliff. There is a nice walking trail around an old nike base where soldiers watched for invaders in WWII. There's a steep but worthwhile climb down to... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2016

This is a visible reminder that dogs outnumber children in San Francisco (fact). Off-leash ok and numerous watering points. If you're visiting SF with your dogs be sure to make it down to Funston right in the very Southwest corner of the City (and atop the San Andreas Fault..). Free parking usually ok - problematic for RV's but likely doable... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2016

Fort Funston is on the Pacific Ocean side, at the southern edge of San Francisco. It is very easily accessible, there are bus lines, and by car, you can reach it in record time, because of easy access from the highway. It is serene, with amazing cliff views, locals come here to walk their dogs and wing surf. There is... More 

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