Billy Goat Hill is almost completely open, with an easterly view from about 500 feet. The view includes a vantage which looks almost straight down the line of the Bay Bridge and over downtown.
Although the park is mostly steep slope, there is a small flat field at the high point. Also, there is a central sitting spot on an outcrop of rocks that could hardly be more picturesque; the 'throne' sits next to a single massive eucalyptus tree which stands isolated at this natural apex in the slope. This is a special convergence of gorgeous natural features.
An opportune 30-foot rope swing has existed intermittently here.
There aren't any facilities at this park and does not accommodate dogs well.
Park Facility Contact: (415) 753-7266
Billy Goat Hill Park is owned by the San Francisco Recreation and Park Department.
Street parking along Beacon St below Diamond at the park.
24-Divisidero: 30th and Noe stop, walk west to the end of 30th and up the wooden steps to the top of the hill.
The J-Church is an option; you can get off at 30th and Church and walk the nearly three long blocks (you can also catch the 24-Divisidero at that stop) along 30th to the hill.
Friends of Billy Goat Hill: http://www.billygoathill.net