Coit Tower Loop Trail

0.5 Miles Moderate

San Francisco, California


The Coit Tower Trail in San Francisco, California is a short but moderate 0.5 mile loop walk to the scenic Telegraph Hill.

This recording starts along Filbert Street and climbs the stairs following signs for Coit Tower. Cross Telegraph Hill Blvd and climb the next set of stairs up to the trail tucked away in the woods just below the tower.

From here, take a right-hand turn and follow more stairs to a viewing platform looking out towards the Bay Bridge and downtown San Francisco.

From here, the recording heads north to the parking lot where you get views of Alcatraz, the Golden Gate Bridge, the Marin Headlands, and the Bay. After looping around the lot, follow the trail north and downhill to more lookout points of the Bay.

Finally, hike back along the western-most trail, through the woods, and back down the stairs to Filbert Street.

Parking: Please note that parking can be found easily at the coordinates provided, not at the trailhead itself. It may be easier to reverse this hike and start from the north, rather than the south section of Telegraph Hill.

Dogs are allowed on this trail.

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0.5 miles
added December 2018

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