Hike Date: September 25, 2010
Distance: ~ 4 miles
Trail(s): Thornton Beach Trail to Fort Funston
Where’s it at? Daly City on the SF Bay Area Peninsula in CA


Took advantage of a rare sunny day on the narrow part of the San Francisco Bay Area peninsula. Parking at Thornton Beach Vista lot I hiked to Fort Funston and back, with a little time on the beach. I don’t remember it ever being as hot as it was today in Daly City which is often fogged in on nice days. Be sure to check the weather before heading out here.

Definitely wouldn’t call this a destination hike, but it is part of the Bay Area Ridge Trail and will give you some nice ocean views when it’s nice. Bring the right shoes, you’ll be walking on and along sand dunes most of the way, and will probably want to take a trip down to the somewhat private beaches somewhere along the way.

Photos from Thornton Beach Trail (click to enlarge)

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