Lone Mountain is a historic area of western central San Francisco. It is home to the University of San Francisco, as well as a number of large residences. It is bordered to the south by Fulton Street that runs all the way to San Francisco’s western shore. To the north, you have Geary Boulevard which borders Jordan Park. Masonic Avenue is on its eastern border and Arguello Boulevard to the west. Turk Street runs straight through the center from east to west joining Anza Vista to Balboa Hollow.
In terms of amenities, the area is pretty small, and so most of the services can be found in the surrounding areas. Having said that, Arguello Pet Hospital can be found in its northwestern corner, providing you with all the veterinary services you could possibly require. Nearby, you have Pet’s Corner that supplies organic and natural pet toys and food for all of your pet's needs!
San Francisco is famous for its hilly landscape, home to some of the steepest roads around. Lone Mountain is no different and, just as its name suggests, there is a rather large hill at its center. This will give your pooch a much more intense workout and can also be bad for both of your knees on the downward slope. You may wish to plan your walks in advance to avoid some of the steepest slopes.
Despite its name that suggests a rural, wild landscape, Lone Mountain is an inner-city area that is largely built up. There aren’t many wide-open spaces so if you’re looking for somewhere with a bit of space to roam, you could always head down Fulton Street towards the shoreline where there are beaches. The area is suitable for weekday walks, but if you’re looking for something a little more adventurous, you may need to venture outside of the neighborhood to find it.
Lone Mountain itself has a few small playground areas including the Angelo Rossi Playground on Arguello Boulevard. This is home to a dog run as well as a number of playing fields and climbing facilities for kids. However, it borders one of the largest central greenways in San Francisco, the Golden Gate Park. This 100-acre hub of activity provides you with a range of walking trails alongside a beautiful lake and a number of smaller ponds. It is a favorite spot for cyclists, so there may be some areas where a leash is more appropriate to use while walking.
For a more natural approach, head west to the shoreline where your doggy pal can experience the cool Bay water at your side. Head north the Mountain Lake Park for a new experience that is not too far out of reach. Take a long walk around the lake to take in the natural environment away from the city.