Fort Funston

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Fort Funston

California

(415) 561-4323

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Overview

Fort Funston features 200 foot high sandy bluffs on San Francisco’s southwest coast where the winds blow reliably wildly. No surprise it is one of the premier hang-gliding spots in the country. A network of trails make it ideal for hiking and horseback riding. Dog owners will be happy to know they can take leashes off here. It is also home to the Fort Funston Native Plant Nursery.

Map of Fort Funston (CA)

Latitude, Longitude: 37.713767, -122.499357

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Activities

  • Hiking

    Be aware that it's a steep, strenuous hike down to the beach and back up. The loop trails at Fort Funston are paved and wheelchair-accessible; the trails down to the beach are not. Dogs are free to be off their leashes on the trails.

  • Horseback Riding

    A network of trails are ideal for horseback riding.

  • Water Sports

    Fort Funston is one of the premiere hang-gliding spots in the country. Hang-gliding is especially good in March and October. Fort Funston is a Hang-III (intermediate) site with a launch area and wheelchair-accessible viewing deck. Several hang-gliding shops in the Fort Funston area offer instruction, sales, and repairs.

Directions

Driving

The Presidio can be reached from the north by crossing the Golden Gate Bridge (Highways 1 and 101); from the east by way of Lombard Street (Highway 101); and from the south via Highway 1.

Flying

San Francisco, Oakland and San Jose International Airports service the San Francisco Bay area.

Public Transportation

San Francisco Municipal Railway (MUNI) buses serve the Presidio via the 28, 29 and 43 lines. Bus service from the North Bay to the Golden Gate Bridge toll plaza is available through Golden Gate Transit.

Phone Numbers

Primary

(415) 561-4323

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