Corona Heights
Corona Heights
4.5

Top ways to experience Corona Heights and nearby attractions

The area

Address
Neighborhood: Corona Heights
How to get there
  • Castro St • 7 min walk
Reach out directly

Most Recent: Reviews ordered by most recent publish date in descending order.

Detailed Reviews: Reviews ordered by recency and descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as wait time, length of visit, general tips, and location information.


4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles39 reviews
Excellent
28
Very good
11
Average
0
Poor
0
Terrible
0

LaulauSF
Walnut Creek, CA137 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2014 • Friends
This is definitely a must for visitors. Start by meeting at Haight Street and Buena Vista Ave West. There is a corner store for water and/or beer. Then walk up. Yes, up! Remember not to tell your visitors of the hill; that's part of the fun. Walk up past the beautiful houses (and dream of one day owning one), into Corona Heights Park, pass the doggies, then up to Corona Heights vista point. Enjoy the view. Drink that refreshments. Then walk down. Stop by Randall Museum to look at disgusting insects, also potty stop. Now walk towards Castro to the Mission District. Now eat, drink, and be merry. Some suggestions: Ike's, Pizza at Arizmendi Bakery, Anthony's Cookies, Tartine Bakery, Bi-rite Creamery, Four Barrel Coffee.
Written October 17, 2014
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Soggiorno
Chico, CA138 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2011 • Friends
Corona Heights Playground isn't much, except as a dog park, but if you walk on through the park and climb the promontory at the back, you are treated to a stunning view down onto Market Street, the Duboce Triangle and the Castro. At night it sometimes feels as though the city has a visible pulse, like a living creature, from high up on that rocky tor. It's a little hard to find, involving quite a few twists and turns in the neighborhood, but your reward is well worth the effort. If you find it on a map, be aware that what looks like the most direct route-- 15th Street off Castro, is one way the wrong way. Better to go north one street farther to 14th, turn left, left again on Roosevelt and look for the entrance when you reach Museum Way.

Warning: be careful-- there is no trail to speak of, and there are no protective barriers. If you fall from the rocks you might well roll clear to the bottom, and you won't be getting up any time soon, if at all. As with all such places where exposure is great, it's inherently dangerous, and especially so in the dark. Move with caution and don't exceed your ability or your comfort zone.

This is one of those places most San Franciscans don't even know about. Don't tell them.
Written October 17, 2011
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Derek N
Fitchburg, MA12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2013
There are many vista points in the city but this one is very under rated. It is tucked away in a residential neighborhood and not easy to find for tourists. The view from the top is amazing. This is also a very central point geographically in the city, you can get a great view of many different neighborhoods. This place also has a very interesting, rocky (pun intended) historical past. It is a former quarry that was owned by a pair of hated brothers. The brothers ran a shoddy operation and caused a lot of harm. One day a disgruntled employed murdered the owner and was acquitted to the joy of the residents. Since then it was turned into the park it is today. Anyways you should check it out on a clear day.
Written November 9, 2013
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Steven K
Boston, MA419 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2018 • Solo
Corona Heights Park offers some of the city’s best views from its craggy peak. The base of the hill is at approximately 300 feet (91 m).
Best Place to see a sunrise and sunset in San Francisco!! Please use the following address for parking: 2480 15th St. San Francisco CA 94114. Hiking up to the top from the side entrance near the tennis courts will take 10-15 minutes.
Written December 6, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Jake L
San Francisco, CA47 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2017 • Friends
This place has beautiful sweeping views of SF, and is much less crowded than the more popular Twin Peaks. Its up a hill, so you need to walk up a hill for just a couple minutes to get there, but its well worth it for the view.
Written April 27, 2017
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Mariane
Sao Paulo, SP41 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2016
For a lovely view of the city in the morning - perfect to watch the sunrise enjoying the peaceful sound of birds at the top of the rocks
Written November 15, 2016
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

outsols
Sacramento, CA38 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2016 • Friends
Wow! This unassuming little hill is just the best place to see the city. To be fair, there is a gentle hike to the top, but the mild effort needed is certainly worth for the vistas afforded from the top of the rocky outcrop. Even our nearly 70 years old cousin did it without trouble.

Take your camera, and if you are really interested in getting some great photos be on top of the hill as the sun goes down. You will be rewarded with some remarkable shots.
Written October 29, 2016
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

484Michelle
Sydney, Australia207 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2016 • Couples
It's a nice climb to the top on paths, stairs and rocks. The views from the top are amazing in every direction.
Written March 13, 2016
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

jonnyboyLondon
London, UK56 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2015
Great views across the city and the bay, not interrupted by trees like the are on Buena Vista Heights. Steep walk up from 16th, less steep from States Street. Entry from Museum Way is virtually flat but you need to get up to Museum Way!
Written July 5, 2015
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Roy S
Ventura, CA35 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2015 • Friends
We went up to Corona Heights to take in the views of the city. It was beautiful! The stroll up to the top went through The Castro, which was also a great sight to see.
Written February 17, 2015
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Showing results 1-10 of 27
Is this your Tripadvisor listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim your listing

Corona Heights - All You Need to Know BEFORE You Go (2024)

All San Francisco HotelsSan Francisco Hotel DealsLast Minute Hotels in San Francisco
All things to do in San Francisco
Day Trips in San Francisco
RestaurantsFlightsTravel StoriesCruisesRental Cars