Whether is your first date or tenth or your anniversary, date hikes are always good idea. Finding fun dates could be a little challenge. We are going to convince you why hiking can be perfect date idea, as long as you are both at least somehow outdoor enthusiastic.
For starters, hiking can be romantic if you pick a nice spot. Gorgeous view a good opportunity to be romantic. Sometimes at the beginning of the dates it is hard to get pictures together, however standing at the top of a hill at the sunset could be a great opportunity to take selfies. Hiking dates can go progress however you wanted to. You can take as many breaks as you want and make it longer, or you can end it without being awkward. No one would get offended if you’d say your shoe is uncomfortable or you are not feeling well. Most importantly, hiking outfits are casual, it takes the pressure off when you are wearing gym outfits (as long as you dress cute). Oh and did we mention hiking is free. Your date can be fun and positive when you discover a fun place together. Here is couple of tips you need, just pick a spot/hill that is moderate and easier to climb, and don’t forget to take couple of things if you are planning to take a break, such as a blanket, snacks, water, etc.
One of the known cities for hiking is San Francisco, specially in early summer when waterfalls are at its best. Here are the best date hikes places in San Francisco with a gorgeous view.
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Distance: 1.5 miles
Elevation gain: 469 feet
One of the tallest points in San Francisco. Offers number of activities for all year around
Distance: 922 feet – ½ hours
Elevation gain: 5,450 feet
Difficulty: Moderate, short ascents
second heist peak in the city. Hidden gem in San Francisco, offers the most expensive view of the city; and it is on every tourists list.
Philosopher’s Way in McLaren Park
Distance: 2.3 mile
Elevation gain: 495 feet
Second largest park in the city. Offers an 80ft blue water tower at the top of the park.
Distance: 4.5 miles
Elevation gain: 485 feet
Difficulty: Easy to moderate
This trail offers scenic views, as well as number of activity options. Start at the Lincoln Blvd Parking area and connect with the Promenade Trail, Trail ends at Lombard St. this trail is more of a leisure stroll is highly recommended for a romantic walk.
Distance: 2.9 Miles
Elevation gain: 564 feet
Offers great view of the coastline and the Golden Gate Bridge. Best used from April until October.
Distance: 1.9 miles
Elevation gain: 226 feet
Accessible all year around primary used for hiking, walking, nature trips. The bonus of this trail is the sandy bluffs in the south to Cliff House
Stow Lake and Strawberry Hill
Distance: 1.1 miles
Elevation gain: 147 feet
hidden gem in the heart of Golden Gate Park. This trail offers multiple activities and the beautiful Stow lake. The most popular activity is taking a pedal boat out on the lake.
Batteries to Bluffs
Distance: 2.3 miles
Elevation gain: 492 feet
This short trail offers a great view and cliff boarding along the Pacific Ocean. The hike in this trail considered as easy, however, there are many steps to take to see the view of the Golden Gate Bridge.
Elevation gain: 121 feet
This trail located near San Francisco, offers a 360 degree views of the city that worth the climb.
Golden Gate Heights Park
Distance: 6.1 miles
Elevation gain: 396 feet
offers unique views of the town, Sutro Tower, and Downtown. This park features the beautiful lake and a good trial for biking.
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