Our Top Itineraries

We offer some hikes on a weekly schedule and some by special request. Please read the hike descriptions for the days and times we offer these hikes.

If you are booking a private tour, you can choose your own schedule. Email us to schedule a private hike. 

Urban Jungles

Hike from the Castro District to Twin Peaks—and back—in just three short hours. You’ll summit three hilltops with panoramic views of the city, bridges, and bay. On your tour, you’ll learn the history of the Castro, visit a late 1800s mansion, slide down the Seward Street Slides, take an unmarked hiking trail to Twin Peaks, stand at the tallest point in the city, and discover a peaceful eucalyptus forest. Peppered into this tour are scenic stairways, a dirt road, and beautiful homes.

Other information:

  • Starts at Castro Theatre (429 Castro Street)

  • $49/person (gratuities not included)

  • Thurs. and Fri. at 1:30 pm; Sat. at 9:30 am.

Tales of the City

Inspired by Armistead Maupin's "Tales of the City" book and TV series, this urban hike winds and wanders through multiple stairways and hilltops. You’ll explore Coit Tower and Lombard Street, plus multiple hidden alleys and parks. You’ll learn the history of your Levi’s in Levi’s Plaza, discover the most romantic spot in the city in Jack Early Park, stroll Macondray Lane (the real Barbary Lane from Tales of the City), and see where Marilyn Monroe and Joe DiMaggio took their wedding photos

Other information:

  • Starts in Levi's Plaza

  • $49/person (gratuities not included)

  • Saturdays at 1:30 pm

Lands End Trail

Andy Goldsworthy's Wood Line artwork on the Presidio Exploration hiking tour.
  • 3.3 miles/2.5 hours long. Moderate.

  • Explore the coast with an outfitter permitted by the National Park Service

  • Take in nonstop views of the Golden Gate Bridge, the Marin Headlands, and the Pacific Ocean.

  • Complete your journey through the stone Lands End Labyrinth

  • Snap selfies at an Francisco's newest mosaic staircase

  • Learn the history behind the beautiful Legion of Honor

  •  Take a moment of silence at the city's Holocaust Memorial

  • Have the trail to yourself on the El Camino del Mar Trail

  • Optional: Hike all the way to the Golden Gate Bridge for a stunning 5 mile/3 hour one-way hike ($15 extra)

 

Other information:

  • Meeting Spot: Lands End Visitor Center (Google for: Merrie Way)

  • $49/person (gratuities not included - please consider tipping your guide).

  • Available for 4 of more people on your schedule.

The Presidio: From the Main Post to the Bridge

Andy Goldsworthy's Wood Line artwork on the Presidio Exploration hiking tour.

From the Main Post, you’ll hike the Ecology Trail to Inspiration Point and Andy Goldsworthy’s 100-foot-tall artwork, Spire. You’ll then hike through eucalyptus and cypress-lined trails that will make you forget that you’re in the middle of a city. You’ll pass the National Cemetery Overlook with great views of the Golden Gate Bridge, and Rob Hill Campground, the only overnight campground in the city. As you reach the Pacific Coast, you’ll walk along former gun batteries until you reach the Golden Gate Bridge. Your return trip takes a different route back to the Main Post, passing the old cavalry stables and visiting an overlook with great views of Crissy Field and downtown San Francisco.

Other information:

  • Starts and end on the Presidio Main Post (goo.gl/k3TNGs)

  • $49/person (gratuities not included - please consider tipping your guide)

  • Available for 4 of more people on your schedule..

Packages

Here are our current packages for our hikers. These packages help you take advantage of more than one great activity—and get discounts too.

Surf & Turf

Conquer San Francisco by land and by sea! With our Surf & Turf package you get an urban hike and a Bay Cruise with Adventure Cat sailing charters.

 

Information

  • Choose a hiking tour above (schedule is posted next to each hike)

  • Take a 1pm or 3pm Adventure Cat sail

  • Tours can be done on different days, but you'll need to choose a Saturday, 9:30am hike and a 3pm sail to do both tours the same day.*

  • To book:  Book your hike above and choose the Surf & Turf add on. You can also email us, or or call 415.669.HIKE (4453). We'll arrange the tour with Adventure Cat for you.

 

Pricing 

  • $83.00 per person (includes one hiking tour and one bay cruise)

 

Custom tours

  • Want something different than what you see here? Or want to book for a group on your own schedule? Email or call us at 415.669.HIKE (4453) to make custom arrangements.

Turf & Turf

Hike the best trails on both sides of the Golden Gate Bridge! With our

Turf & Turf package, you get a city hike in San Francisco and a country hike in Marin with Tam Hiking Tours.

 

Information

  • To book:  Book your hike above and choose the Tam Hiking Tours add on. You can also email us, or or call 415.669.HIKE (4453). We'll connect you with Tam Hiking Tours to arrange your tour.

 

Pricing 

  • $94.00 per person (includes one city and one country hiking tour)

 

Custom tours

  • Want something different than what you see here? Or want to book for a group on your own schedule? Email or call us at 415.669.HIKE (4453) to make custom arrangements.