Golden Gate Bridge & Crissy Field

We will meet at Crissy Field’s East Beach Parking area and walk the trails to the Golden Gate Bridge (approximately 1 to 2 miles, mostly flat with some uphill to reach the bridge). The bridge itself is about 3 miles round trip.

More details: from Crissy Field, walk west along the Bay Trail. At the end of the Promenade, under the south anchorage of the Golden Gate Bridge is Fort Point. The trail to the bridge is opposite the U.S. Park Service administrative office for Fort Point. A sign points to the bridge and to Fort Point, and a stairway leads up to a series of paths and to the bridge. The walk on the actual Golden Gate Bridge can be bone-chilling so be sure to dress in layers.

Crissy Field Map: http://www.nps.gov/goga/planyourvisit/loader.cfm?csModule=security/getfile&PageID=134848

Once we return from Crissy Field we will have a snack (food is also available at the Beach Hut Café). If we hit high tide correctly, there are some pipe organs that we may check out, or people can choose to look at the tidal marshes, see more of Fort Point, get a close up of the 8 large steel sculptures (on display until May 2014), or check out anything else of interest.

Note: No dogs are allowed on the Bridge, although they are welcome in Crissy Park.

Driving Directions
Traveling South on Hwy 101 from Marin:
Drive south across the Golden Gate Bridge. Immediately past the toll plaza, take the exit toward 25th Ave and turn right onto Merchant Road. Drive 0.2 mile, then turn left onto Lincoln Blvd. Drive about 1 mile, then turn left onto McDowell Ave. Drive 0.2 mile, then turn right onto Mason Street. Continue about 1 mile, then turn left into the East Beach entrance.

Car Pools:
SANTA ROSA: meet at the S.R. Target Parking lot (the west end which is closest to BevMo for an 8:50 a.m. departure.

ROHNERT PARK: Southbound Park and Ride (off Rohnert Park Expressway) will leave at 9:05 a.m
Lastly: Please note that since I have not been to Crissy Field or walked the bridge (although others in the group may have done so), this may be a bit exploratory in nature.

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  • Pam

    Check it off the bucket list! It was wonderful!

    1 · November 11, 2013

    • Jan N.

      Yep, me too, Pam! What's next on the list? :)

      November 11, 2013

  • Jan N.

    Wow! Thanks for posting the pics, Kendra! A lot of them look just like the ones I took... :) Thanks to Peggy for posting and Peggy and Dorothy for driving. It was a great trip and great company. Very good exercise. Can't wait for the next outing ... :)

    2 · November 11, 2013

  • Kendra

    Sorry folks...went a bit nuts with the camera today. The ones I uploaded are only a small portion...LOL something to be thankful for!

    3 · November 11, 2013

  • Kendra

    Peggy...thank you again for setting this up. Great day - great walk - great people. Saw many things I have not seen before!

    4 · November 11, 2013

  • Kendra

    Outstanding

    1 · November 11, 2013

  • John H.

    Had fun. It was sunny and even a bit warm. Bridge was packed. The one side was shut. Great views. A good group and just a fun time.

    2 · November 11, 2013

  • John H.

    I'm carpooling with Dorothy from RP South Bound Park & Ride 9 am and collecting Suzanne H at Lakeville Park & Ride (Petaluma)- 9:15-9:20. Will see everyone at Crissy Field.

    November 11, 2013

    • Pam

      On our way- please wait!

      November 11, 2013

  • Pam

    Missed you in RP- on our way to Petaluma p&r- 9:01am

    November 11, 2013

  • Pam

    John- or RP people- please wait for us SR people so we can caravan- if we miss you in RP- please wait in Ptown- thx!!!

    November 11, 2013

  • Peggy A.

    Sounds great. We will see you all at Crissy Field. I will be in my blue Toyota Highlander. Feel free to call if you have any trouble finding us. My mobile is[masked]

    November 11, 2013

  • susan m.

    I' won't be joining all you good people this morning.

    November 11, 2013

  • Suzanne H

    Thanks for the car pools, I'll be at the Petaluma Park & Ride.

    November 10, 2013

  • susan m.

    There is a chance I may not make it tomorrow morning, so, if I'm not there on time please don't wait.

    November 10, 2013

  • Jenny

    I'll meet you all at Crissy east parking lot.

    November 10, 2013

  • Kendra

    Sounds like a fun day! I will meet at the SR Target.

    1 · October 29, 2013

    • Pam

      What time?

      November 10, 2013

    • Pam

      Never mind- stupid question- I just read it all

      1 · November 10, 2013

  • Peggy A.

    meet at SR Target at 8:50.

    1 · November 10, 2013

  • Yelena S

    Hi John, Sorry but something came up and I would not be able to make it for Monday. Have a wonderful time.

    November 9, 2013

  • Joya H

    I have to cancel, sorry, I've got so much going on and I need to stay close to home on Monday. I hope you all have a wonderful time on the Bridge and in SF and I will see you soon!

    November 7, 2013

  • Dorothy S.

    9:00 is good. Y

    November 7, 2013

  • Yelena S

    Hi John. Will u b stopping @ Petaluma P&R. If so, what time?

    November 7, 2013

    • John H.

      Will be leaving RP at 9:05. Depending on traffic ought to be at Lakeville about 15 -20 minutes later. See ya.

      November 7, 2013

  • Dorothy S.

    I'll meet you, John, at the P&R Southbound in Rohnert Park. What time?

    November 6, 2013

    • John H.

      9 am work for you? See ya

      November 7, 2013

  • susan m.

    I'll be at Santa Rosa target too.

    November 5, 2013

  • karen

    Coming from Fairfax ... willing to commute or be the driver with anyone coming down the 101.
    Have service animal.

    November 3, 2013

  • Yelena S

    OK Kendra, please keep me informed and I'm opened to meeting John at P&R Petaluma on Lakeville. Thank you.

    October 30, 2013

  • Yelena S

    Hi. Anyone coming from Petaluma?

    October 30, 2013

    • John H.

      Coming from RP but could swing by the Park & Ride at Lakeville. Would that work? I'll start at the park & ride at RP first.

      October 30, 2013

    • Kendra

      It's also still a bit early and I'm sure if you more people might be from petaluma

      October 30, 2013

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