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Philosopher's Way Hike (plus Bernal Hill)

Let's hike from Glen Park BART to McLaren Park where we can do the Philosopher's Way trail that runs the perimeter of the park.  This trail was just finished in January. 

"At key points of the trail lie 14 markers made by stonemason George Gonzalez - who, with Richards, built the wave organ near the Exploratorium. The Philosopher's Way markers, called "musing stations," try to evoke perspectives on history and are intended to stimulate contemplation." Check out the link for more info:[masked]

After completing the trail we will head to Bernal Heights and climb Bernal Hill to see the incredible views.  Then we will descend around 4:30 or 5 for Happy Hour on Cortland Avenue.

We will take a lunch break in McLaren Park, so bring a lunch or snack if you will be hungry.

We will depart Glen Park BART at 12:40 sharp and latecomers can try to take MUNI to Mission and Silver to try and catch up with us as we pass by.

For those wishing to return to a BART station or need help with MUNI, I can help you with directions. 

There will be hills, stairs and uneven terrain on this hike.

Hope to see you there!


Safety Disclaimer: The organizers of this meet-up are unpaid volunteers and not expert hiking guides.  All participants agree to assume 100% responsibility for their own safety, conduct, and well-being and recognize that possible hazards exist while participating in outdoor (or any other) activities, and agree to participate solely at their own risk.  If you RSVP “Yes” and/or attend any of our events, it shall be conclusively presumed that you understand and agree to this policy.



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  • Robert L.

    It was a fun hike! It was great to meet everyone!

    April 15, 2013

  • Lea

    Awesome hike everyone! Thanks for the great photos too :)

    April 14, 2013

  • Cristina

    Another great hike!

    April 14, 2013

  • Mehrnaz

    Thank you all for such a lovely day. Looking forward to our next adventure.

    1 · April 13, 2013

  • Jane D

    Great hike, great bar, thanks

    April 13, 2013

  • Valerie

    Wonderful hike & great companions

    April 13, 2013

  • Cathy R.

    Great hike. Great host. Look forward to other adventures with this group.

    April 13, 2013

  • Lucy

    Thanks Susan for a great hike. I enjoyed discovering Philosopher's Way with you and the group. Congenial people and great weather - looking forward to another hike soon.

    April 13, 2013

  • April

    What a great walk with beautiful views of the city and a good group of people! I enjoyed meeting all of you. Thanks for organizing this, Susan.

    April 13, 2013

  • Ron

    I missed my bus!

    April 13, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    On my way--should be there in 10

    April 13, 2013

  • Piyush K.

    Something urgent came up at work, will have to pass.

    April 13, 2013

  • Flavia

    sorry for the last minute note but I won't be able to join

    April 13, 2013

  • Karen

    Sorry for the last minute cancelation. I pulled a muscle and I can't make it today. I hope to join you on the next adventure!

    April 13, 2013

  • beth b

    sorry - woke up w/ sore throat and no energy. Am cancelling :-(

    April 13, 2013

  • Edwin Antonio Coreas R.

    couldn't make it, am out of the country, but i want to know when the next one is...

    April 13, 2013

  • kate

    Sounds like fun - sorry I am going to miss it!

    April 12, 2013

  • Angela H.

    I have an unexpected conflict. Have fun!

    April 9, 2013

  • Mehrnaz

    Looking forward to another fun hike.

    April 7, 2013

  • Tom M.

    Thas my hood!

    April 5, 2013

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