Fort Funston Dog Hike

Fort Funston dog hike


From the issue By the Seashore

Wizard of Paws

If you notice Sparky clicking his paws with his eyes shut tight, there's a good chance he's thinking, There's no place like Funston. San Francisco's popular Fort Funston is a dog's dream, and pooches come out in full force, tails a-wagging as they enjoy the windswept dunes. Hang gliders share the area, taking to the sky like flying monkeys. Bring your best friend for a quick hike down to the park's wide-open beach. To get there, you and your four-legged pal will have to hoof and woof down a sand ladder. Then, relish in this magical canine coastline backed by 30-foot high cliffs as fetch is played in all directions. Fairy tails do come true!

Visit Fort Funston's Web site for directions to the park. The trail to the sand ladder and beach is just south of the giant viewing deck. Very dog-friendly!

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