Running the San Francisco Coast

This summer it was (the grind) from Stinson to Muir, but the beach to beach route I keep coming back to is the Marina (Crissy Field) to Baker Beach.These 6 miles are, hands down, one of the best ways to spend an hour of your day in San Francisco proper – the definition of short but sweet.

You’re never without something spectacular to look at. First the Marina, then Crissy Field, then the Bridge, then the Presidio, then the Marin Headlands, then Seacliff, then Baker Beach. Turn it around at Baker Beach and you get to see it all again in reverse.

One can do this run, round-trip, with about .5 mile on pavement. Even better, the GGNRA is making this trail even more incredible by restoring the Presidio Bluffs section.

If you do this run once, love it, and find yourself running it again, consider joining the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy.