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 the list given in Hills of San Francisco 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]

Map[edit]

List of hills in San Francisco is located in San Francisco County
↑1. Sutro Hts

1. Sutro Hts
link=Rincon Hill
2. Rincon
3. Telegraph
3. Telegraph
4. Lone Mtn
4. Lone Mtn
5. Corona Hts
5. Corona Hts
6. Lincoln Hts
6. Lincoln Hts
7. City College
7. City College
8. Potrero
8. Potrero
9. Buena Vista
9. Buena Vista
10. Strawberry
10. Strawberry
11. Lafayette Sq & 21.Pacific Hts
11. Lafayette Sq & 21.
Pacific Hts
←12. Parnassus Hts
←12. Parnassus Hts
13. Bay View Hts
13. Bay View Hts
14. McLaren Ridge
14. McLaren Ridge
15. Alamo
15. Alamo
16. Forest
16. Forest
17. Laurel↓
17. Laurel
18. Russian
18. Russian
19. Anza Vista
19. Anza Vista
←20. Dolores Hts
←20. Dolores Hts
22. University Mound
22. University Mound
23. Larsen's Peak
23. Larsen's Peak
↖24. Castro

↖24. Castro
25. Mt Sutro→
25. Mt Sutro→
26. Mt Davidson
26. Mt Davidson
27. Merced Hts/Ocean View
27. Merced Hts/Ocean View
28. Presidio
28. Presidio
29. Edgehill Hts
29. Edgehill Hts
30. Bernal Hts
30. Bernal Hts
31. Mt St Josephs
31. Mt St Josephs
32. Gold Mine
32. Gold Mine
33. Holly Park
33. Holly Park
↖34. Twin Peaks

↖34. Twin Peaks
35. Excelsior Hts
35. Excelsior Hts
36. Red Rock
36. Red Rock
37. Washington Hts
37. Washington Hts
38. Mt Olympus
38. Mt Olympus
39. Nob
39. Nob
↑40. College

40. College
41. Hunters Pt Ridge
41. Hunters Pt Ridge
42. Irish
42. Irish
Map of the 42 hills listed in order from Hills of San Francisco[3]

Hills[edit]

Name Height Notes
Alamo Heights[3][8][9] 225 ft (69 m)
Anza Hill[3][10][11] 260 ft (79 m)
Athens Street 612 ft (187 m)
Bernal Heights[3][12][13] 433 ft (132 m)
Buena Vista Heights[3][14][15] 569 ft (173 m)
Candlestick Hill[3][16][17] 500 ft (152 m)
Castro Hill[3][18][19] 407 ft (124 m)
Cathedral Hill 206 ft (63 m)
City College Hill[3][20][21] (Cloud Hill) 350 ft (107 m)
College Hill (San Francisco)[3][22][23] 200 ft (61 m)
Corona Heights[3][24][25] 510 ft (155 m)
Dolores Heights[3][26][27] (Liberty Hill) 360 ft (110 m)
Edgehill Mountain[3][28][29] 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][30][31] 315 ft (96 m)
Forest Hill[3][32][33] 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][34][35] 679 ft (207 m) Diamond Heights
Grand View 666 ft (203 m) Grand View Park; Golden Gate Heights
Holly Park Hill[3][36][37] 274 ft (84 m) Holly Park near Bernal Heights
Hunters Point Ridge[3][38][39] 275 ft (84 m)
Irish Hill[3][40][41] 250 ft (76 m)
Lafayette Heights[3][42][43] 378 ft (115 m)
Larsen Peak[3][44][45] 725 ft (221 m) Sunset Heights Park; Golden Gate Heights
Laurel Hill[3][46][47] 264 ft (80 m)
Lincoln Heights[3][48][49] 380 ft (116 m) Northwestern corner of the Richmond District, including the Legion of Honor
Lone Mountain[3][50][51] 448 ft (137 m)
McLaren Ridge[3][52][53] 515 ft (157 m)
Merced Heights[3][54][55] 500 ft (152 m) Shields Orizaba Rocky Outcrop
Mint Hill[5] 157 ft (48 m)
Mount Davidson[3][56][57] 925 ft (282 m) Miraloma Park, Sherwood Forest
Mount Olympus[3][58][59] 570 ft (174 m)
Mount St. Joseph[3][60][61] 250 ft (76 m)
Mount Sutro[3][62][63] 909 ft (277 m)
Nob Hill[3][64][65] 376 ft (115 m)
Pacific Heights[3][66][67] 370 ft (113 m)
Parnassus Heights[3][68] 400 ft (122 m)
Polish Hill 226.3 ft (69 m)
Potrero Hill[3][69][70] 300 ft (91 m)
Presidio Heights[3][71][72] 370 ft (113 m)
Red Rock Hill[3][73][35] 689 ft (210 m) Diamond Heights
Rincon Hill[3][74][75] 100 ft (30 m) Top of the hill is considered to be near First & Harrison
Russian Hill[3][76][77] 294 ft (90 m)
Silver Terrace 275 ft (84 m) South end of the city
Strawberry Hill[3][78][79] 412 ft (126 m) Golden Gate Park, ringed by Stow Lake
Sutro Heights[3][80][81] 200 ft (61 m)
Tank Hill 650 ft (198 m) Clarendon Heights
Telegraph Hill[3][82][83] 284 ft (87 m)
Twin Peaks[3][84][85] North (Eureka Peak) 904 ft (276 m)
Twin Peaks[3][84][85] South (Noe Peak) 910 ft (277 m)
University Mound[3][86][87] 265 ft (81 m)
Washington Heights[3][88][89] 260 ft (79 m)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  5. ^ a b Hansen, Gladys (1995). San Francisco Almanac (3rd ed.). San Francisco: Chronicle Books. pp. 311–337. ISBN 0-8118-0841-6. 
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  22. ^ "Where St. Mary's College Was Part of S.F.". San Francisco Chronicle. 15 September 1958. Retrieved 18 February 2017. 
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  26. ^ "Dolores Heights' Own Spectacular". San Francisco Chronicle. 1958. 
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  30. ^ "Excelsior Heights Settlers Stay On". San Francisco Chronicle. 25 August 1958. Retrieved 18 February 2017. 
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  32. ^ "Private Lives on Forest Hill". San Francisco Chronicle. 1958. 
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  34. ^ "Summit With a Future". San Francisco Chronicle. 1958. 
  35. ^ a b King, John (1 May 2013). "Diamond Heights: S.F.'s flawed jewel". San Francisco Chronicle. Retrieved 18 February 2017. 
  36. ^ "Holly Park Hill-Low but Pleasantly Green". San Francisco Chronicle. 1958. 
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  38. ^ "Historic Little Ridge On Hunters Point". San Francisco Chronicle. 1958. 
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  42. ^ "Hilltop of History ... Lafayette Square". San Francisco Chronicle. 31 March 1958. Retrieved 18 February 2017. 
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  46. ^ "Laurel: a Hill for the Living". San Francisco Chronicle. 1958. 
  47. ^ King, John (25 October 2013). "Laurel Hill: Slice of suburbia fits right into city". San Francisco Chronicle. Retrieved 18 February 2017. 
  48. ^ "View From Lincoln Heights". San Francisco Chronicle. 17 February 1958. Retrieved 18 February 2017. 
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  50. ^ "Lone Mountain: Island of Calm". San Francisco Chronicle. 1958. 
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  52. ^ "Hill With History ... and a Future". San Francisco Chronicle. 1958. 
  53. ^ King, John (25 October 2013). "McLaren Park in S.F. sharpens focus". San Francisco Chronicle. Retrieved 18 February 2017. 
  54. ^ "A Ridge Overlooked by History". San Francisco Chronicle. 29 September 1958. Retrieved 18 February 2017. 
  55. ^ King, John (1 May 2013). "Merced Heights: an imperfect Eden". San Francisco Chronicle. Retrieved 18 February 2017. 
  56. ^ "Mount Davidson and the Cross". San Francisco Chronicle. 1958. Retrieved 18 February 2017. 
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  58. ^ "Mount Olympus: View from City's Center". San Francisco Chronicle. 24 February 1958. Retrieved 18 February 2017. 
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  60. ^ "A Home on Mount St. Joseph's". San Francisco Chronicle. 21 July 1958. Retrieved 18 February 2017. 
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  66. ^ "S.F.'s Traditional Socialite Ridge". San Francisco Chronicle. 1958. 
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  68. ^ "Medical Center on Parnassus". San Francisco Chronicle. 1958. 
  69. ^ "Potrero Hill: A Quiet Island in a Noisy Swirl of Traffic and Industry". San Francisco Chronicle. 1958. 
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  71. ^ "Where the Presidio Is Submlimest". San Francisco Chronicle. 1958. Retrieved 18 February 2017. 
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  73. ^ "A Soaring Future for Red Rock Hill". San Francisco Chronicle. 18 August 1958. Retrieved 18 February 2017. 
  74. ^ "One of the Hills that Was San Francisco—Rincon". San Francisco Chronicle. 13 January 1958. Retrieved 18 February 2017. 
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  76. ^ "Russian Hill: Steep, Green Home Place". San Francisco Chronicle. 14 April 1958. Retrieved 18 February 2017. 
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  78. ^ "The View From Strawberry Hill". San Francisco Chronicle. 24 March 1958. Retrieved 18 February 2017. 
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  86. ^ "A Hill That Couldn't Live Up to its Name". San Francisco Chronicle. 16 June 1958. Retrieved 18 February 2017. 
  87. ^ King, John (11 June 2013). "University Mound, true diversity symbol". San Francisco Chronicle. Retrieved 18 February 2017. 
  88. ^ "A Scholarly Summit on Geary". San Francisco Chronicle. 1958. 
  89. ^ King, John (3 September 2013). "Students revel in Washington Heights' views, vibe". San Francisco Chronicle. Retrieved 18 February 2017. 

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