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

Hike Statistics (estimated): 16+ miles, around 3000 feet elevation gain, 7 to 8 hours. Moderate pace. Bring water, snacks, sunblock, hat, and windbreaker.

Meet at the Pool of Enchantment next to the de Young Museum, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco at 9:15 am. We start at 9:30 am. First, we’ll head to the Observation Floor of the Tower for a 360 degree view of Golden Gate Park. 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 NOT an easy 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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  • Julie c.

    Andrew was a terrific leader and the hike was totally fun. We visited fog-shrouded forests, wide canyons with coyotes, hills with killer views, and colorful nooks & crannies of the Mission -it was an entertaining group and a great workout! I hope to do it again in September.
    (The six no-shows should apologize to the fourteen on the waiting list -not cool, folks.)

    August 18, 2012

  • Julie c.

    Will we stop for lunch or should we pack a meal? Looking forward to it!

    August 16, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      We will stop for lunch in the Mission.

      August 16, 2012

  • Chris J.

    I had about 3300 feet elev. gain last time we did this hike, you can see the route and elev. profile here,

    NOTE***I Bailed out at Buena Vista Park ** MILE 14** if you look at the elev. profile
    *****http://www.everytrail.com/view_trip.php?trip_id=1390343&code=23e696f2f1bb035d99dfdcac0065e2bc

    August 16, 2012

  • Miller H.

    This is my favorite city hike by far. Will join you again next time!

    August 16, 2012

  • Don

    Sounds like a GREAT hike. Wish I could make it.

    August 15, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    do you mean about 1200' elevation gain? then its not too bad just very long...

    August 15, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      The elevation gain on MapMyRun is not accurate. It should be over 3,000 feet of total elevation gain. It's a strenuous hike.

      August 15, 2012

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