Golden Gate Park and Ocean Beach

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The paths in Golden Gate Park and along Ocean Beach provide a retreat from urban San Francisco and an important part of the growing bike network. There are other paths that meander through the park and provide good walking loops. The trail passes by the museums, sports fields, and botanic gardens that make Golden Gate Park one of the premier urban parks in the country. Bicycle route signage is clear and connects these paths to neighborhoods throughout the city. Pick up the trail at the corner of Fell and Baker for a ride through the Panhandle and then explore Golden Gate Park while hoping that the beach will have some sun when you arrive! The trail along Ocean Beach runs along the Great Highway down to the San Franciso Zoo and near San Francisco State University. Going the other way you can link into the Lands End trail and pass the Cliff House on your way to the Golden Gate bridge.

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Quite Amazing when Weather Cooperates

   June, 2015 by nmrhoads

Southern part of beach trail has a lot of dunes, but isn't very crowded even on weekends. Northern part has great views during nice weather. The beach portion is very easy. Golden Gate Park can be challenging, but nothing too rigorous (my 7 year daughter more

Nice Beach Ride in an Urban Setting

   June, 2015 by kingsleyq

Its a nice ride along the beach even though you can't see the ocean because of the height of the sand dunes, but still very relaxing. Don't get me wrong the ocean breeze feels great and you can see the ocean along certain parts. The path is asphalt more