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Lake Merced

Sloat Blvd., San Francisco, CA 94132
+1 415-831-2700
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Nice walk, but next to noisy road.

There is a trail along much of the lake, but much of it is next to a noisy road. There is a pit... read more

Reviewed 29 July 2016
Leah L
Salt Lake City, Utah
Fantastic jogging trail

You can jog and have in front of your eyes the placidity of the firm water and the green of the... read more

Reviewed 28 June 2016
Angelo P
San Francisco, California
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The area is a haven for birds. The North Lake is stocked with trout and bass.
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28 Jul 2016
“Nice walk, but next to noisy road.”
27 Jun 2016
“Fantastic jogging trail”
Sloat Blvd., San Francisco, CA 94132
+1 415-831-2700
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Reviewed 29 July 2016

There is a trail along much of the lake, but much of it is next to a noisy road. There is a pit toilet at a parking lot for the lake. It's supposed to serve as a restroom for visitors, but it was horrifically bad...More

Thank Leah L
Reviewed 28 June 2016

You can jog and have in front of your eyes the placidity of the firm water and the green of the grass and the trees

Thank Angelo P
Reviewed 29 May 2016

It's a good place to go for a run or walk around, which is about 4 miles long. The only downside about it is that it's right next to the main roads where so much traffic exists, so it does get pretty noisy.

Thank Tina R
Reviewed 28 April 2016

It is about 5 miles around the lake on a very nicely paved trail. You can also cut across at a couple locations and walk beside the golf course. There are exercise stations (push-ups, sit-ups, chin ups, etc) along the route.

Thank Sanfranciscotown
Reviewed 8 April 2016

I come here for a nice walk/jog when I'm stressed or just need to get away. Plenty of parking. Pretty safe as well. Certain places you need to dodge the geese and pigeons, but other than that it is not a bad place to get...More

Thank John H
Reviewed 28 January 2016

We enjoyed a nice walk by Lake Merced in San Francisco. The views were very nice. There is areas for picnics as well. There is also a golf course nearby. On this trip it was the end of January on a nice sunny day. It...More

Thank mini
Reviewed 29 December 2015 via mobile

I use the lake for jogging. It is peaceful and the scenery keeps me jogging until I finish running around the lake. You'll see high schoolers rowing in the lake, people golfing, and the landmark Dirty Harry shooting range. It's also near the beach which...More

Thank Leon M
Reviewed 8 December 2015

One of my favorite places to walk in this part of SF. The lake is ringed by high rise buildings and is actually quite urban, but as you gaze toward the towering trees, the scree of birds in your ears, the City melts away. Enjoy!

Thank William M
Reviewed 3 December 2012

We love to walk here in the mornings - a great amenity for the locals. The birds are a joy to see and there are always a few people fishing. Not sure if they ever catch anything as the water looks a bit murky but...More

Thank phylliso
Reviewed 11 October 2012

Spectacular vistas, great golf course. Unfortunately it was too foggy to see the course, The clubhouse was fantastic, wish we could stay longer!

Thank morloff
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