Spanish conquistadors called Twin Peaks “Los Pechos de la Chola” or “Breasts of the Indian Maiden”. Consequently , the settlers devoted the area to ranching. When San Francisco passed under American control during the 19th century, it was renamed “Twin Peaks”.
It has a scenic drive to its 910-foot summit, and offers a 360 degree panoramic view of the city. Many bird species, insects and vegetation thrive in these areas. Twin Peaks is one of the few remaining habitats for an endangered species; the lycaenid butterfly.To the north is one of the city’s many reservoirs. Furthermore ,the San Francisco Police Department Academy is at the base of the peaks.
Address: 501 Twin Peaks Blvd, San Francisco, CA 94114