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Bernal Heights Park

Bernal Heights, San Francisco
80 Tips and reviews
  • scenic views
  • hiking
  • fresh air
  • trails
  • twin peaks
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  • Priscilla L.
    Priscilla LeungNovember 3, 2014
    Amazing place to see the sunset but go at least half an hour before the reported sunset time for the day. Twin peaks obstructs the full view so it appears to set "earlier" here.
  • Christine B.
    Christine BrumbackJanuary 1, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Panoramic views of the city. When it's clear you can see well into the east bay. Both gg and bay bridges are visible - unique view in SF. Head up Anderson from Cortland for easiest access on foot
  • Fodor's Travel
    Fodor's TravelJanuary 28, 2016
    Thanks to mild weather in summer and fall, free movies in the park are popular for locals and visitors alike. Of course you’ll want to bring blankets to sit on and bundle up. Read more
  • Willo S.
    Willo SanaJuly 2, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Great 45 minute hike, with incredible 360º views! From Precita Park, walk all the way up Harrison St (up steep driveway + neighborhood stairs), right on Ripley, left on Folsom... explore from there!
  • Sherry L.
    Sherry LiSeptember 6, 2015
    Nice little uphill hike. Great panoramic view of the city. Gets quite windy so bring a jacket. Kinda bare so not great for a picnic. Bottom of the hill contains many good places to eat.
  • Lindsay E.
    Lindsay EyinkFebruary 28, 2014
    An awesome view from Bernal onto the rest of the city and the Bay. Bonus because you can see Twin Peaks. There is also a stone labyrinth up there that someone maintains.
  • May L.
    May LiMarch 10, 2013
    So much to walk about in. Great place for the family. High grass so your family dog feels fantastic! I love this place.
  • Scott E.
    Scott EatonJune 26, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Strangely warm summer night in the fog, the hill to myself, the highway drone, and the million lights that make up the rolling hills below. I am a mosquito.
  • Beata M.
    Beata MichalczykJanuary 28, 2013
    Awesome views from all sides. Great for a run or walk. Afterwards go down to Cortland ave and grab coffee or smth to eat
  • Maria K.
    Maria KolakowskaMay 7, 2015
    Gorgeous views at sunset. It can get windy so bring a jacket!
  • Cary L.
    Cary LuuNovember 19, 2015
    Beautiful views, lots of different paths to take up to the peak
  • Cipriano S.
    Cipriano SánchezOctober 6, 2015
    Go to the top, sit down, and enjoy a breath taking view of San Francisco!
  • Dan P.
    Dan PApril 29, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    watch out for the skeeters at the top of the hill under the tree. they'll bite through your clothes and eat you alive.
  • Hasit V.
    Hasit VibhakarJune 27, 2016
    It is so awesome beauty of the park.Many tourist comes this park and enjoy the beauty of park.It is so nice park.
  • Praful G.
    Praful GuptaJuly 11, 2013
    Great place to watch the sunset with your date! The city makes for a fabulous back drop. A perfect camera moment!
  • Joanne
    JoanneDecember 20, 2015
    Best place to watch the sunset. However, bring a jacket, or you'll be freezing!
  • Andre M.
    Andre MooreJuly 3, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Amazing views during the day and night. Easy little hike.
  • Kerwin D.
    Kerwin DeanFebruary 25
    The views are awesome. And you get a decent amount of exercise hiking to the hill.
  • CINCO S.
    CINCO SIETEMay 2, 2011
    Have a nice walk looking at all the views of The City. And then head down to Cortland to the Wild Side West's backyard for a beer or three..
  • Lisa H.
    Lisa Harper CarterApril 1, 2016
    360 views and a great, easy trek to the top. Love bringing my dogs here.
  • Max B.
    Max Blue 🚴🍔November 17, 2014
    Watch the Sunset and see how the city lights up as soon as it gets dark <3
  • George H.
    George HayesAugust 21, 2014
    Been here 50+ times
    Try climbing into the radio tower!
  • Rose Marie
    Rose MarieJune 16, 2012
    Once view two big owls on visit to park. They were beautiful & wanted them to visit again but no sight.
  • Bommy C.
    Bommy ChaJanuary 5, 2017
    Bit of a steep walk up but the view from the top is amazing.
  • Ros H.
    Ros HodgekissMarch 30
    Been here 100+ times
    Early mornings are best for the fabulous parade of dogs on display #dogspotting
  • Seth B.
    Seth BensonSeptember 26, 2013
    After I moved, some dude placed a piano on top of here. Great views near the Mission.
  • Robert T.
    Robert TengMay 27, 2017
    Amazing views and access to the sun
  • Katherine L.
    Katherine LohJanuary 9, 2014
    Nice little hike up a hill leads to great views of the city
  • A B.
    A BDecember 14, 2013
    Been here 50+ times
    Take a walk around when a wind is in the air and watch the birds soar!
  • Rizwan S.
    Rizwan SattarApril 26, 2016
    Love the view, and it's a lovely walk up to it!
  • Ros H.
    Ros HodgekissOctober 16, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    Make it to the top - don't stop! The view is the best in the city.
  • Adrian C.
    Adrian CotterMay 5, 2012
    Watch for hunting hawks. Like this one with his catch. With a very irate hummingbird nearby.
  • Sarah M.
    Sarah Moliner-RoyFebruary 27, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Come at night to see the whole city sparkling at your feet. So romantic.
  • Bobby G.
    Bobby GonzalezMay 7, 2015
    Great views, fresh air.
  • Harriet L.
    Harriet LawrenceMarch 14, 2016
    Gorgeous views at sunset!
  • Ali U.
    Ali Uro-MaySeptember 28, 2017
    Been here 5+ times
    Great views, fun place to take your dog.
  • Pei 👻 W.
    Pei 👻 WenNovember 30, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    Perfect place for half mile hill repeats! #runnerstalk
  • Mike F.
    Mike FloutonApril 19, 2016
    Amazing views. Easy hike.
  • Phillip F.
    Phillip FillastreJanuary 7
    Been here 10+ times
    Best views of the city and bay, hands down
  • Anton S.
    Anton ShusterJanuary 1, 2016
    Come after a rain. It'll be way green.
  • Lene S.
    Lene S.May 31, 2016
    The backyard of San Francisco.
  • Karina v.
    Karina van SchaardenburgDecember 18, 2012
    Peaceful spot to read on warm days.
  • Ethan M.
    Ethan MalaskyJanuary 15, 2013
    Been here 100+ times
    Walk the dirt paths up on the hill for the best views.
  • Frank C.
    Frank CastaldiniOctober 24, 2010
    Some of the best views of San Francisco can be seen from Bernal Heights Park
  • William G.
    William GunnSeptember 28, 2015
    Bring a jacket, it's cold and windy all year long.
  • Alfredo B.
    Alfredo BiraldeAugust 8, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Great dog walking spot..and so many friendly dogs
  • Mikahla V.
    Mikahla VicinoFebruary 17, 2016
    It's fun to point out all the places you know
  • Sandra G.
    Sandra GriedenOctober 22, 2015
    Amazing city views.
  • Tracy L.
    Tracy LiuDecember 31, 2014
    Beautiful view!
  • Robert N.
    Robert NakamaJune 28, 2013
    Saw an amazing Sunrise from here! Read more
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