Fort Funston in the rain

Updated on Saturday, July 18, 2020

Fort Funston

(view in Google Earth).

This is the short version of our Fort Funston walk (the long version is here). Depending on the tide and the height of the sand it's sometimes not easy to get past a couple of sewage outlet pipes. Today's walk was wet with a high tide so we turned left at the bottom of the sand ladder and just walked along the beach and back. The longer version is to turn right and complete a three mile loop.

Rudy

Rob and Rudy

Hike starts at: 37.714211, -122.502257383333.

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Glen Park Canyon

Updated on Saturday, July 18, 2020

Glen Canyon Park Hike

Glen Park Canyon is a short city hike — the trail gets increasingly dense as you walk into the canyon until you need to limbo your way under branches.

(1.51 miles, total elevation gain 909 feet, 47 minutes (average 1.92 mph), view in Google Earth)

Hike starts at: 37.737133, -122.442133.

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Sunol Wilderness

Updated on Saturday, July 18, 2020

Sunol Wilderness Hike

Really Hot!

(4.81 miles, total elevation gain 1,791 feet, 3 hours 30 minutes (average 1.37 mph), view in Google Earth)

Hike starts at: 37.510183, -121.8284.

(Related: Oakland Hills; Glen Park Canyon; Las Trampas Wilderness)

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Bon Tempe Lake

Updated on Saturday, July 18, 2020

Bon Tempe Lake Hike

(3.98 miles, total elevation gain 1,306 feet, 1 hour 40 minutes (average 2.39 mph), view in Google Earth)

Hike starts at: 37.958717, -122.6088.

(Related: Fallen Leaf Lake; Oakland Hills; Las Trampas Wilderness)

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Fallen Leaf Lake

Updated on Friday, May 14, 2021

A quick outing to Fallen Leaf Lake (close to Lake Tahoe) while skiing over the New Year.

(3.97 miles, total elevation gain 738 feet, 1 hour 36 minutes (average 2.49 mph), view in Google Earth)

Hike starts at: 38.905, -120.022733.

(Related: Bon Tempe Lake; Lake Merced; Las Trampas Wilderness)

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Oakland Hills (Longer Walk)

Updated on Sunday, October 23, 2022

Oakland Hills Longer Hike

Longer walk in the Oakland Hills, up the East ridge and then back down the West ridge.

Rudy and Gill

(8.63 miles, total elevation gain 3,976 feet, 3 hours 1 minutes (average 2.86 mph), view in Google Earth)

Hike starts at: 37.806533, -122.148783.

(Related: Oakland Hills; Hill 88; Las Trampas Wilderness)

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Fort Funston

Updated on Saturday, July 18, 2020

Fort Funston Hike

Fort Funston was part of San Francisco's WWII era coastal defenses and is now a dog friendly part of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area.

Sand Ladder at Fort Funston

Rudy pegs it down Sand Ladder Trail - the easiest way down to the beach but no so much fun on the way back up.

Battery Davis at Fort Funston

Battery Davis.

Rudy at Fort Funston

(2.62 miles, total elevation gain 417 feet, 1 hour 25 minutes (average 1.84 mph), view in Google Earth)

Hike starts at: 37.714383, -122.502167.

(Related: Lands End; Crissy Field; Hill 88)

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Las Trampas Wilderness

Updated on Monday, February 15, 2021

Las Trampas Wilderness Hike

Las Trampas (the Traps - for elk apparently) is a steep climb up to a gorgeous ridge followed by a slow wind back to the staging area. We wimped out of adding a detour to Devil's Hole due to the heat and the advice of a fellow hiker.

Rudy and Gill at Las Trampas

Rudy and Gill with Mt. Diablo in the background.

Rudy at Las Trampas

Rudy, forced to walk up the hill again just for a photo.

(4.86 miles, total elevation gain 2,920 feet, 2 hours 7 minutes (average 2.29 mph), view in Google Earth)

Hike starts at: 37.816233, -122.051267.

(Related: Hill 88; Lands End; Oakland Hills)

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Golden Gate Park

Updated on Saturday, July 18, 2020

Golden Gate Park Hike

A quick walk around the Golden Gate park, past the Buffalo paddock and stadium.

Buffalo at Golden Gate Park

I only had the camera phone, so this is a very blury picture.

Turtles on Tree at Golden Gate Park

And there are some turtles on this tree, really!

(3.32 miles, total elevation gain 915 feet, 1 hour 14 minutes (average 2.68 mph), view in Google Earth)

Hike starts at: 37.771517, -122.474917.

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Oakland Hills

Updated on Sunday, October 23, 2022

Oakland Hills Hike

Quick walk around the Oakland Hills, no photos this time.

(4.68 miles, total elevation gain 2,697 feet, 2 hours 3 minutes (average 2.28 mph), view in Google Earth)

Hike starts at: 37.830983, -122.18615.

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Oakland Hills (Longer Walk)

Oakland Hills Longer Hike

Longer walk in the Oakland Hills, up the East ridge and then back down the West ridge.

Rudy and Gill

(8.63 miles, total elevation gain 3,976 feet, 3 hours 1 minutes (average 2.86 mph), view in Google Earth)

Hike starts at: 37.806533, -122.148783.

(Related: Hill 88; Las Trampas Wilderness; Devils Kitchen)

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