List of hills in San Francisco

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This is a list of the hills of San Francisco, California.

Prior lists[edit]

Several cities claim to have been built on seven hills. "The Seven Hills of San Francisco" are Telegraph Hill, Nob Hill, Russian Hill, Rincon Hill, Twin Peaks, Mount Davidson and Lone Mountain[1] or Mount Sutro.[2]

The origin of most longer lists of San Francisco hills is Hills of San Francisco,[3] a compilation of 42 San Francisco Chronicle columns, each describing one of the city's hills. The "Hills" chapter of Gladys Hansen's San Francisco Almanac[4] repeated Hills of San Francisco's list and added the then-recently-named Cathedral Hill for a total of 43, but the "Places" chapter[5] listed many additional hills. More recent lists include more hills, some lesser-known, some not on the mainland, and some without names.[2][6][7]


Name Height Notes
Alamo Heights[3] 225 ft (69 m)
Anza Hill[3] 260 ft (79 m)
Athens Street 612 ft (187 m)
Bernal Heights[3] 433 ft (132 m)
Buena Vista Heights[3] 569 ft (173 m)
Candlestick Point[3] 500 ft (152 m)
Castro Hill[3] 407 ft (124 m)
Cathedral Hill[3] 206 ft (63 m)
City College Hill[3] (Cloud Hill) 350 ft (107 m)
College Hill (San Francisco)[3] 200 ft (61 m)
Corona Heights[3] 510 ft (155 m)
Dolores Heights[3] (Liberty Hill) 360 ft (110 m)
Edgehill Mountain[3] 725 ft (221 m) Hill is northwest of Mt Davidson; the summit is ringed by Edgehill Way (in the backyard of a personal residence)
Excelsior Heights[3] 315 ft (96 m)
Forest Hill[3] 800 ft (244 m) Top of the hill is considered to be the west end of Mendosa Avenue; there are two water tanks and a broadcast tower at the summit - behind a secured gate
Gold Mine Hill[3] 679 ft (207 m) Diamond Heights
Grand View 666 ft (203 m) Grand View Park; Golden Gate Heights
Holly Hill[3] 274 ft (84 m) Holly Park near Bernal Heights
Hunters Point Ridge[3] 275 ft (84 m)
Irish Hill[3] 250 ft (76 m)
Lafayette Heights[3] 378 ft (115 m)
Larsen Peak[3] 725 ft (221 m) Sunset Heights Park; Golden Gate Heights
Laurel Hill[3] 264 ft (80 m)
Lincoln Heights[3] 380 ft (116 m)
Lone Mountain[3] 448 ft (137 m)
McLaren Ridge[3] 515 ft (157 m)
Merced Heights[3] 500 ft (152 m) Shields Orizaba Rocky Outcrop
Mint Hill[5] 157 ft (48 m)
Mount Davidson[3] 925 ft (282 m) Miraloma Park, Sherwood Forest
Mount Olympus[3] 570 ft (174 m)
Mount St. Joseph[3] 250 ft (76 m)
Mount Sutro[3] 909 ft (277 m)
Nob Hill[3] 376 ft (115 m)
Pacific Heights[3] 370 ft (113 m)
Parnassus Heights[3] 400 ft (122 m)
Polish Hill 226.3 ft (69 m)
Potrero Hill[3] 300 ft (91 m)
Presidio Heights[3] 370 ft (113 m)
Red Rock Hill[3] 689 ft (210 m) Diamond Heights
Rincon Hill[3] 100 ft (30 m) Top of the hill is considered to be near First & Harrison
Russian Hill[3] 294 ft (90 m)
Silver Terrace 275 ft (84 m) South end of the city
Strawberry Hill[3] 412 ft (126 m) Golden Gate Park, ringed by Stow Lake
Sutro Heights[3] 200 ft (61 m)
Tank Hill 650 ft (198 m) Clarendon Heights
Telegraph Hill[3] 284 ft (87 m)
Twin Peaks[3] North (Eureka Peak) 904 ft (276 m)
Twin Peaks[3] South (Noe Peak) 910 ft (277 m)
University Mound[3] 265 ft (81 m)
Washington Heights[3] 260 ft (79 m)

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Hansen, Gladys (1995). San Francisco Almanac (3rd ed.). San Francisco: Chronicle Books. p. 237. ISBN 0-8118-0841-6. 
  2. ^ a b Tom Graham (7 November 2004). "City of Hills". The San Francisco Chronicle. p. PK-20. Retrieved 2014-02-24. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac ad ae af ag ah ai aj ak al am an ao ap aq ar as Hills of San Francisco. Chronicle Publishing. 1959. 
  4. ^ Hansen, Gladys (1995). San Francisco Almanac (3rd ed.). San Francisco: Chronicle Books. pp. 237–238. ISBN 0-8118-0841-6. 
  5. ^ a b Hansen, Gladys (1995). San Francisco Almanac (3rd ed.). San Francisco: Chronicle Books. pp. 311–337. ISBN 0-8118-0841-6. 
  6. ^ Tom Graham (7 November 2004). "Peak Experience". The San Francisco Chronicle. p. PK-23. Retrieved 2014-02-24. 
  7. ^ Dave Schweisguth (18 August 2007). "How Many Hills Are There In San Francisco?". sfgazetteer. Retrieved 2010-03-17. 

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