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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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Hang gliders paradise

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Sijimboy
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Vallejo, California
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Vallejo, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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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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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2016

This is an excellent bike ride away from the South end of Golden Gate Park. The rid his mostly uphill, but not very steep (the return ride is really fun!). There are great views of the Pacific ocean and hang gliders hovering overhead. There's a trial that's about a quarter mile down to the beautiful beach, which doesn't seem to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2016

Beautiful spot by the ocean favored by hang gliders. We had a lot of fun watching the hang gliders gliding above us, and coming in to land. This must be a great site for taking wedding pictures as we saw two parties there.

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