Tank Hill is incredibly peaceful. Bring a book and read and wait for the sun to set. Nirvana!
What you need to know
- You can enter from Cole Valley or from Twin Peaks. See map below.
- There is no parking lot. Just street parking. Be courteous of the residents and park down the hill; even better take public transit.
- There is usually more parking on Twin Peaks Blvd.
- Look for the swing among the trees.
- Combine with with a jont to Zazie’s or Cafe Reverie in Cole Valley.
A little history
“Tank Hill is named for the Clarendon Heights water tank built in 1894 to store drinking water pumped from Laguna Honda. After the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, eucalyptus trees were planted around the tank to hide it from feared Japanese airplane attacks. The tank was eventually torn down.” More.
4.5 Stars on Yelp© (105 reviews): “No doubt, one of the best views of the city”, “It’s so peaceful & calming. You can bring a book with you & read!”, “I call this the ‘Baby Twin Peaks’”, “Very few points in the city offer such a magnificent view of both bridges while remaining relatively tourist free!” Read all reviews..
Enter from the east at the end of Belgrave Avenue off Stanyan Street, or via a small staircase on Twin Peaks Boulevard near Crown Terrace.