Candlestick Point State Recreation Area offers beautiful views of the San Francisco Bay from its hiking trails. Take the Candlestick Park exit from U.S. 101 in San Francisco. Phone 415-671-0145.
Operating Hours: 8AM to 5PM daily, closing later in summer months.
Note: The Main day use parking lot and Last Port parking area are closed on Thursdays and Fridays. Event parking fees are charged on San Francisco 49'er home game days.
(Updated December 2009)
Lots of accessibly designed tables are in the park but firm pads on which tables sit are often too small to permit moving around table or getting to grills or water easily. The most usable sites are described below.
Jackrabbit and Mudflat Picnic Areas. Accessible tables on small pads may be usable. Accessible restrooms are nearby. Routes of travel to tables may require crossing short stretches of lawn. Paths to restrooms and parking are generally accessible.
Windharp Group Picnic Area. Accessible tables on small pads. Water spigots may require assistance. Restrooms. Accessible restrooms are in park but not nearby. Parking. Accessible Parking is available. Routes of travel from parking to tables are generally accessible.
The Bay Trail is a popular paved hike, bike and roller blade trail about one mile long that follows the shore. Trailheads, generally accessible restroom and parking are at Candlestick SRA main lot and at the Last Port parking lot.
The Shoreline Trail, 0.75 mile, is a paved accessible hike, bike and skate trail that leads to a fishing site at the Point. Trailhead, accessible parking, and restroom are located at the main parking lot.