Twin Peaks


The two hills known as Twin Peaks are well known landmarks within the city of San Francisco. Their elevation is approximately 920 feet above sea level. The peaks are the second highest location in the city behind Mount Davidson. The peaks are accessible via Twin Peaks Blvd, which is the only road that leads up to them. The Twin Peaks have their own individual names. The north peak is known as Eureka Peak while the south peak is called Noe Peak. Eureka Peak is also home to Christmas Tree Point, which resides 100 feet below the top and offers what many believe to be the most unobstructed full views of the city and San Francisco Bay.

The summit of the peaks is popular with locals and visitors for walking, jogging, and picnicking, but remain mostly underdeveloped. The location has been named a nature area and is managed by the San Francisco Parks and Recreation Department. Their unique geographical location makes it so the west facing slopes receive strong winds and fog while the eastern slopes are warmer and subject to a lot of sunshine. The surrounding neighborhoods have also picked up the Twin Peaks moniker. The Twin Peaks were discovered by the Ohlone tribe.

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