Scenic lookout

Twin Peaks

410 locals recommend,

Why locals recommend it

Pretty much the geographic center of the city, and one of the highest peaks in all of San Francisco. A lot of people drive up here for the view, but to truly appreciate it, run. Start on Market Street in the Castro and head west on 17th Street. Turn left on Clayton Street, and follow it to Twin Peaks Boulevard; take that to the top. It’s a killer workout, three hilly miles, but the views from the top are amazing.
Meredith
January 20, 2017

Tips from locals

Glenn
May 13, 2022
Amazing views of the city on nice days. Iconic. But you'll likely want to have a car to get up here.
Darren
March 8, 2022
At 922 feet in elevation, Twin Peaks is second only to Mt. Davidson in height, offers spectacular views of the Bay Area, and is a world-famous tourist attraction. Originally called “Los Pechos de la Choca” (Breasts of the Maiden) by early Spanish settlers, these two adjacent peaks provide postcard views and a treasure trove of animal and plant diversity. Most visitors to Twin Peaks drive (or take a tourist bus), walk or bike to the north peak parking lot to enjoy 180-degree views of the Bay Area. The best way to see this landscape is to hike the 0.7 mile trail network that ascend the two peaks, where you will also find 360-degree views that surpass those at the north peak overlook.
At 922 feet in elevation, Twin Peaks is second only to Mt. Davidson in height, offers spectacular views of the Bay Area, and is a world-famous tourist attraction. Originally called “Los Pechos de la Choca” (Breasts of the Maiden) by early Spanish settlers, these two adjacent peaks provide postcard v…
Sam
June 6, 2021
The highest point in the city features.....wait for it.....the best view! come get your pictures in or just awe at the view.
Marco
July 31, 2020
This is another great place to visit if you’re in for great photos, you can see the whole city from here, dress warm here because is usually very cold due to the elevation and occasionally fog.
Dana
December 26, 2019
go when it's not foggy, full view of entire bay area 11-2 is usually clear fog rolls in around 3p

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