San Francisco is one of the most beautiful cities in the nation and has a population of around 800,000 people. San Francisco has so much to offer and I totally recommend a trip there if you have never been before. Just this year it was named number five on the list of America’s fittest cities, and in 2008 named the number one city for “walkability.” Finding a place to run in San Francisco is not hard, but be sure to find the safest and most scenic locations.
Best Places to Run in San Francisco
- Big Basin Redwoods State Park: It’s located near the Peninsula and offers more than 15,000 acres stretching from the Santa Cruz Mountains to the beaches of the Pacific Ocean. The ten-mile running trail will take you by waterfall after waterfall and trees that are more than 1500 years old.
- Golden Gate Promenade: Located near Yacht Harbor, this three to four mile path runs along the shoreline and ends near the Four Point Coast Guard Station. This is a popular location so I recommend running during slow traffic hours.
- Almaden Quicksilver County Park: Located near South Bay and offers over 29 miles of trails. If you are up for challenging steep climbs, this is the place for you. Restrooms are also available at all three entrances of the park.
Follow along on Matt’s tour of the Best Places to Run.
August 24th, 2009