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Grand View Park, San Francisco

(4.7/5 based on 40 reviews on the web)
Grand View Park, also referred to as Turtle Hill by local residents, is a small, elevated park in the Sunset District, San Francisco, California. It is surrounded by 14th and 15th Avenues, as well as Noriega Street.Despite its small size, or about the size of a city block, the park is important geologically and botanically and offers views of downtown San Francisco, Golden Gate Park, to the Pacific Ocean, the Marin headlands, and across to the Sutro Tower.The summit of Turtle Hill rises to about. It is an outcrop of chert, which is part of the heterogeneous assemblage known as the Franciscan Formation, or Franciscan Assemblage, the primary geologic feature on which the city of San Francisco is founded, here covered with a thin layer of sand. It provides one of the last remaining habitats within the city for a number of native plants, including the endangered Franciscan wallflower and dune tansy, and also bush lupin, beach strawberry, bush monkey flower, and coyote bush. The hill is crowned with Monterey cypress trees.
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TripAdvisor
  • Stunning views of the ocean, Golden gate bridge and San Francisco. Best way to get here is from Judah Street and 16th street and climb the "tiled stairs". Very few tourist visit the small park, which ...  more »
  • There is a solid view of the water but there is nothing to do and its in the middle of nowhere. Boring.  more »
  • It’s a small park, essentially just the top of a hill. Unfortunately, the day we visited was cloudy and rainy, but we were still able to enjoy some good views. It’s easy to imagine this is breathtakin...  more »
Google
  • This park has the best view in the city. Watch your step at night.
  • Worth the huff and puff to the top where you can see most of SF on a clear day. Perfect for sunsets.
  • Great views of the whole city and the bay. You can relax on one of the benches they have or take great photos of the city.
  • I just wanted to leave a tip for people who don't want to climb the long zig zag stairs. There's another set of stairs on the eastern side of the park that starts from 14th Ave. It goes straight up to the park and takes less steps without the zig zagging silliness. You're welcome.
  • beautiful views and scenery!