Grand View Park, San Francisco

4.8
#28 of 69 in Parks in San Francisco
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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  • This was the last stop of our Urban Hike! Make sure you start on the far west side so you can go up the Tiled Steps. Just plug in "Tiled Steps" into Google maps. Note: there's only 1 bench to sit on s...  more »
  • There's no other place in San Francisco to get such a GRAND VIEW of Golden Gate Park. from end to end. The park sits atop an ultra-ancient outcrop of Radiolarian chert. Use the staircase or the less-s...  more »
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  • This place is simply amazing. The wind runs strong and hits your face. There is a very phenomenal energy. Every day I keep visiting places that surprise me. If anyone wants, you can give me suggestions. .
  • One of my top 5 SF views. I watched the Fleet Week airshow from here. It's a little far for that, but you can see all the planes setting up for their runs.
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