The suffocating heatwave has, at last, cooled off. Slightly. But relief is relief. And the upcoming weekend calls for more sun, the perfect time to take a hike with a refreshing ending.
Uvas Canyon County Park, a formerly obscure South Bay hiking retreat, is now so popular for its Instagram-friendly waterfalls that it now requires reservations on weekend. The winter rains have revitalized the Bay Area’s rivers, and turned native waterfalls into spectacular Instagram moments. There are even some waterfalls right here in San Francisco.
Here are a few picturesque destinations for hikers outside of Uvas Canyon (busy as it’s bound to be again this weekend), from the humble to the mighty, from the famous to the obscure.
- Water not your thing? Step up to one of the Bay Area’s 10 best hikes with scenic endings.
- Want to hike but stay in SF? Take an urban stroll using our San Francisco’s most iconic buildings map as your guide.
- Somewhere that’s green? Check out 17 secret gardens and green spaces hidden around San Francisco.