Grand View Park, San Francisco

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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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  • Can be really chilly but take a blanket up to the top. The views of the Pacific Ocean and even the a part of the golden gate bridge are worth it and it isn't usually too crowded.  more »
  • The Grand View Park is not huge but the view is fantastic on a sunny day. You have to climb up some steps and walk on a short sandy trail, with walking shoes no problem at all. What you expect is stun...  more »
  • Very good view of the city of San Francisco, has an excellent height came by chance to the place, because we lost on the bus. The idea was to reach Twin Peaks and down we ask a local person and he told us that the Grandview Park view was superior to Twin Peaks and we really loved the place, you have to climb some important steps , and then goes up gradually around the mountain and the City Centre comes at last to the vantage point, overlooking the Pacific Ocean, the Golden Gate, Twin Peaks,
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  • Awesome place to take a date for a short 15 min walk, just watch out for coyotes. See pictures. If you face one, just make as much as noise as you can, they are more afraid of you than what you're from them. You can also contact Animal Control Services of SF, google it find the number. Enjoy your walk.
  • Beautiful views, plants, and artwork right at your feet.. literally. Kept very clean. Sandy walkways make for fun barefoot activities if you are bold enough :)
  • It’s chilly and windy up there so wrap up. The views are incredible. We even spotted a coyote walking around!
  • Can either be beautiful, sunny, and very windy, or beautiful, foggy, and very windy. A good quick hike. Great views. Do not attempt if you can't do stairs or heights.
  • Cool steps and my favourite hill in SF. You can have 360 view of the whole area and it's not crowded at all.
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