Bernal Heights Park

Top choice in The Mission, Dogpatch & Potrero Hill

The breezy, grassland slopes of 475ft Bernal Hill are decidedly non-touristy, and hiking them on a clear day offers 360-degree city views, along with rare native plants like hummingbird sage and the occasional coyote sighting. A network of dirt trails flanking the hills makes the climb fairly easy, and you can grab some coffee or a delicious meal afterwards on nearby Cortland Ave.

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