San Francisco Hiking Tour

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A guided half-day hiking trip with REI is the perfect way to explore the San Francisco Bay Area in a unique and active way. Explore lush landscapes that stand in stark contrast to nearby urban attractions and hear about the local history, wildlife, and landscape from a local outdoor guide. Hike with your guide to vistas overlooking the Golden Gate Bridge, learn the history of the Presidio Park, and photograph the infamous Land’s End as seen only from the confines of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area. Hiking tours with REI are built to meet the needs of all groups and skill levels to make sure you get the most of your San Francisco hiking experience at the pace you are comfortable with. Trade the pavement hills for grassy ones for just a few hours, and you’ll be surprised at what you can see while hiking in San Francisco’s parks and preserves.

What's Included

Tour Price Includes

  • Professional guide
  • Trekking poles
  • Group First Aid Kit – Contents include wound care items and over the counter medications for minor injuries and illnesses

What to Bring

  • 2 Liters of Water – At lest two one-liter water bottles, such as a Nalgene bottle or a large hydration bladder
  • Daypack – Large enough to carry water, food and layers
  • Hiking boots
  • Hiking Socks – moisture wicking socks to help keep your feet cool and dry
  • Rain Gear – Waterproof/resistant jacket, pants, and hat.
  • Sun Protection – Lip balm, sunscreen, wide-brim hats, etc.
  • Water Bottle
  • Weather Appropriate Clothing – Moisture wicking synthetic or wool layers to help keep you comfortable and/or dry
  • Binoculars
  • Lip Balm/Protection
  • Sunglasses
  • Wide Brim Hat w/ Retainer – Sun protective & safe in case of wind

Upgrades + Additions

Private Tour Upgrade Fee

$150 per group. No other parties may add to your tour.


  • 2-16 people $ 99 per person 99 per person

Minimum 2 people per tour

Tours, rentals, and add-ons may be subject to sales tax at the local rate.

Days & Times

Tour Days

Tours run Friday-Sunday. Please inquire to schedule a tour another day of the week.

Departure Times

Tours start between 8-11am
Activity duration: 3 hours
View overlooking san francisco bay area from a top a hill in San Francisco

Many people who are unfamiliar with the city might be surprised to hear that there are hiking options within the San Francisco metropolitan area. On our half-day tour, we’ll visit one of the most iconic spots for hiking in San Francisco. Land’s End is known for sweeping ocean views and this hiking tour doesn’t leave them out. Enjoy the iconic views of the Golden Gate Bridge, Golden Gate Park, the Presidio and the Pacific Ocean while hiking alongside a local REI guide. The views themselves are worth the trip – but the context sets these landmarks apart. Expect to learn the storied past of each of the man and nature-made marvels.  

Our hiking route is carefully planned to see iconic sights while being unique to any other experience in San Francisco. With an advance conversation with REI’s local team, your tour can be adapted to accommodate your group’s ability and preference.

View overlooking san francisco bay area from a top a hill in San Francisco