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Bandit Recommendations
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Top Trail Recommendation
Lands End - coastal cliff path off Coastal Trail

Other Recommended Hiking Trails
McLaren Park - Shelley Loop interior trails
Fort Funston - upper dune trails north and south and especially along beach

Nicest Walks In Golden Gate Park
Strybing Arboretum
Rhododendron Dell

Recommended Paved Bike Paths
Lake Merced circuit (4.1 mi.)
John F. Kennedy Drive,
Golden Gate Park (no cars on Sunday)
Crissy Field Promenade and surrounding Presidio

Best Beaches
Fort Funston Beach
Land's End Beach

Best Coastal Cliff Habitat Access
Land's End cliffs

Best Coastal Panoramas
1. Presidio Cliffs - Fort Scott Overlook
2.
Sutro Heights Park

Best City Panoramas
1. Tank Hill
2.
Grand View Hill
3.
Sutro Heights Park
4.
Bernal Heights
5.
Twin Peaks
6.
Bay View Park
7.
Merced Rock
8.
Corona Heights
9.
Billy Goat Hill
10.
Mt Davidson

Other Hilltop Parks With Nice Views
Buena Vista Park
Holly Park
Kite Hill (not covered)
Golden Gate Heights
McKinley Square
McLaren Park
San Bruno Mountain (Daly City, not covered for S.F.)

Most Significant Natural Areas (opinion)
1. Cliff system between the Cliff House and the Golden Gate Bridge
2.
Fort Funston coastal strand
3.
Lake Merced
4.
Glen Canyon-Twin Peaks-Tank Hill system
5.
McLaren Park-San Bruno Range
6. Select
Presidio inner areas
7.
Angel Island
8.
Grand View Hill
9.
Ocean Beach
10.
Bernal Heights
11.
Corona Heights

Significant Natural Resource Area Parks
Bernal Heights (Bernal Heights Bl)
Billy Goat Hill (Diamond Heights - Beacon St)
Brooks Park (Merced Heights - Shields St)
Buena Vista Park (Buena Vista - Buena Vista Av)
Corona Heights (Buena Vista - Museum Wy)
Edgehill Mountain (
Mt. Davidson-West Portal, Kensington Wy)
Glen Canyon (Diamond Heights - Diamond Heights Bl)
Kite Hill (Castro - Seward St)
Rolph Nichol Park (Parkside - Eucalyptus Dr)
Lake Merced (Skyline Blvd)
Mountain Lake Park (
Presidio - Funston at Lake)
McLaren Park (Excelsior - Mansell St)
Stern Grove/Pine Lake (Parkside - Crestlake Dr)
Tank Hill (Buena Vista - Belgrave Av)

Top Three SNRA Parks
Buena Vista Park
Glen Canyon
Tank Hill

Top Ten Parks Overall
1. Golden Gate Park
2.
Buena Vista Park
3.
Glen Canyon
4.
Fort Funston
5.
Lands End/Sutro Heights/Sutro Baths
6.
Tank Hill
7.
Grand View Park
8.
McLaren Park - Shelley Loop
9.
Corona Heights
10.
Billy Goat Hill & Walter Haas Playground

Most Untouched Natural Penetrations
1. Presidio cliffs: beach access trail from Langoon Court descends to cliff base and penetrates south into wilderness areas in fits and starts
2. Coastal strand south of
Fort Funston accessible from a network of sandy paths for foot or equestrian extending for miles.
3. Trail from Locksley Av (by Laguna Honda Reservoir,
Mt. Sutro)
4. Area around peak of
Mount Sutro from Johnstone Av (deerpaths)

Best Picnic Area Settings with Tables
1. Corona Heights
2.
Fort Miley
3.
McLaren Park (Shelley Loop)
4.
Baker Beach
5.
Lake Merced
6.
Crissy Field

Best Dogs Off-Leash Areas
1. Fort Funston Beach
2.
Corona Heights Dog Area
3.
Stern Grove: Pine Lake Park fields
4.
Ocean Beach
5.
Golden Gate Park: designated off-leash areas