True Nature of San Francisco Revealed! The Trailmaster Connects Us to Nature’s Wonders  with his New Pocket Guide HIKE San Francisco HIKE San Francisco News Release

In an effort to connect proud residents and the millions of visitors a year who visit San Francisco with the stunningly beautiful natural world nearby, John McKinney, aka The Trailmaster, is pleased to announce publication of HIKE San Francisco: Best Day Hikes in and around the City. The newly revised guide is a standout title in the Trailmaster Pocket Guide Series, created especially for hikers and designed to fit perfectly in the hiker’s pocket or pack.

“Like so many other hikers, I left my heart in San Francisco—and the great hiking in and around the City by the Bay is a big reason why,” says McKinney. “The city is loaded with parks and very hiker-friendly.”

Hike San Francisco Pocket Guide
Hike San Francisco Pocket Guide

From Golden Gate Park to Twin Peaks to Lands End, John McKinney shares favorite hikes in San Francisco’s natural treasures and nearby national parkland. Hike San Francisco comes complete with The Trailmaster’s colorful stories, proven trail accounts and easy-to-follow maps. Take a water bottle, trail snack and this guide and:

  • Walk across the Golden Gate Bridge, escape to Alcatraz, and hike Angel Island, jewel of San Francisco Bay.
  • Explore the Presidio, Baker Beach, Muir Beach and many more memorable locales in Golden Gate National Recreation Area.
  • Hike the magnificent Marin Headlands, ascend mighty Mt. Tamalpais, and admire the ancient redwoods in Muir Woods.


“I wrote HIKE San Francisco to share the best day hikes in the city and along the shoreline, as well as a sampling of the splendid parklands north of the Golden Gate Bridge, explains McKinney. “Truly it was a challenge to select the top two-dozen hikes for this pocket guide!”

HIKE San Francisco ($9.95), and other Trailmaster Pocket Guides, including HIKE the East Bay and HIKE Point Reyes are available from REI and select retailers, Amazon and For more information about books and talks by John McKinney or interview requests, contact, 805-845-7102.

About the Author: John McKinney, aka The Trailmaster, is the author of 30 books and a thousand articles about hiking. A passionate advocate for hiking and our need to reconnect with nature, John shares his expertise on radio, TV, online, and as a public speaker.