San Francisco City Hike – Multiple Hills, Great Views, Murals, Lots of Stairs

Note the early start - 8 am!!!

Hike Statistics (estimated): 16+ miles, around 3000 feet elevation gain, 7 to 9 hours. Moderate pace [3 to 4 miles per hour]. Bring water, snacks, sunblock, hat, and windbreaker. Will stop for lunch in the Mission. If you sign up and your plans change, please change your RSVP before Saturday.

Meet at the Pool of Enchantment next to the de Young Museum, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco at 7:45 am. We start at 8:00 am. From here, we hike through Inner Sunset, up the Mosaic Stairs, continuing to the top of Grand View Park [820’] for a spectacular view of San Francisco. Then, it’s on to Mt. Sutro [909’], Tank Hill [650’], Twin Peaks [904’ and 910’], Glen Canyon Park, Billy Goat Hill Park, Bernal Heights Park [475'], through the Mission (murals and late lunch), Corona Heights [510’], Buena Vista Park [569’], down Haight Street and back to the start. There will be lots of stairs. This is a strenuous hike. Please plan accordingly.

Neighborhoods: Golden Gate Park, Inner Sunset, Golden Gate Heights, Forest Knolls, Clarendon Heights, Twin Peaks, Diamond Heights, Glen Park, Noe Valley, Bernal Heights, Mission District, The Castro, Eureka Valley, Corona Heights, and Haight-Ashbury.

Meeting place:
Pool of Enchantment

Link to Route Map (elevation gain is not accurate): http://beta.mapmyrun....

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  • Katt

    What a wonderful hike! I had such a fantastic time meeting you all and enjoying the new sites of the city!

    March 6, 2013

  • Sassan H.

    I also want to thank Andrew for leading this great hike and the very interesting route he chose ! There were too many photos to upload here so I placed a copy of the larger set under: http://myownlittleworld.com/sassan/photography/1303-02D.San-Francisco-Peaks+Mission-district.02mar13.WEB Hope we can explore more of the Mission (with its amazing sights and sounds) in some future hikes. P.S. please let me know if you don't like any of the photos included and I'll remove them from the posts.

    March 4, 2013

    • Reiko

      Wow! these are really amazing photos!

      March 4, 2013

    • Kymmie

      Thanks for capturing the diverse scenes on our hike!!

      March 4, 2013

  • Reiko

    Awesomest!

    March 3, 2013

  • East Bay Salsa Dance E.

    Awesomest hike I've ever done with a Meetup group! Thanks Andrew!

    March 3, 2013

  • Warren

    Great hike with lots of interesting views, murals and food.

    March 3, 2013

  • Rebecca

    Great hike!

    March 2, 2013

  • Kymmie

    Best unique hike. Thank you Andrew!!

    March 2, 2013

  • Amy B.

    I can't go but wish I could. Sounds awesome.

    February 27, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    yay, thank you!

    February 26, 2013

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