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Lake Merced

San Francisco,  
From You7956.31 Mi
Local TipsCheck local race calendars. There are often organized races around the lake.
Created (yyyy-mm-dd)2014-03-31
Created Bycbenson
  • Paved
  • Soft
  • Running
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Walking
  • Road Cycling
  • Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Drinking Water
  • Flat
  • Loop
  • Good For Workouts
  • Baby-Jogger Friendly
  • Family Friendly
  • Dog Friendly
Street Crossings
  • None
Max Distance4-6
Volume of Use
  • Steady
DescriptionLake Merced is a freshwater lake in the Southwestern corner of San Francisco. It has a 4 or 4.5 mile run/walk path around it. Many types of birds make the lake their home. It's a very scenic place to run, particularly since it's within the city limits.

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  • I ran this path pretty much two or three times a week when I lived in the Bay Area. It has a nice easy climb going north and descends as gracefully going south. Great scenery. Minimal auto traffic issues. ( by Nick on 2014-05-11 )