Glen Canyon Park

Glen Canyon Park

Dog-friendly Glen Canyon Park is a 66.6-acre recreation area in San Francisco located off Elk Street and O’Shaughessy Boulevards in the Glen Park District.

It’s known for its colorful wildflowers in the spring and interesting chert rock formations. It’s also home to Islais Creek, one of the last free-flowing creeks in the city. This spot is not only a home for wildlife but also a great escape from the busy city. This wilderness, formerly referred to as the San Miguel Hills, not only provides critical habitat for a wide array of wildlife but serves as a relaxing sanctuary from the city’s urban bustle. There are several trails to explore with your dog here.

Rich with a history that spans back to the 1850s, Glen Canyon Park has seen a myriad of uses ranging from Adolph Sutro’s personal “Gum Tree Ranch”; to the Crocker Real Estate Company’s mini-amusement park and picnic site; to an earthquake refugee camp.

Distance: 1.4 miles
Difficulty: Trail is generally easy, but there are a few steep stretches if you choose to hike the higher trail
Leash rules: On-leash/off-leash
Parking: Street parking on Bosworth St. and Elk St.
Drinking water: Yes, water fountain at the Recreation Center
Hours of operation: Sunrise to sunset

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