San Francisco Barbary Coast Trail + Shenanigans! It's Saint Patty's Day! :-)

  • March 17, 2013 · 9:00 AM
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The historic Barbary Coast Trail in San Francisco is an excellent way to see the city and learn some history.

Walking Length
6.5 miles of mostly gently sloping hills with one long haul up Hyde Street being the most strenuous part.

Trail Markers
The trail is designated by 170 bronze medallions and arrows embedded in the sidewalk. Watch out! Some are hard to spot.

Trail Highlights
• Birthplace of the Gold Rush
• Largest collection of historic ships in the U.S.
• Pony Express Headquarters site
• WWII submarine
• First Asian temple in the U.S.
• Barbary Coast-era shanghaiing den
• Old Mint, once the “Fort Knox of the West”
• Gold Rush-era buildings
• Oldest Catholic cathedral west of the Rockies
• Gold Rush Museum, featuring stagecoaches and Gold Rush mining implements
• Mansion built by Silver King James C. Flood
• Hyde-Powell Cable Car Line

After the Barbary Coast Hike...let the shenanigans begin

What to Bring
*Money - We will take periodic breaks. I'm hoping to find lunch in the North Beach Area.
*Good walking shoes
*Layers - You never know what the bay area weather will be.
*Hat and sunscreen.

Sorry, no dogs

Directions and Details: 2 Options

1. Sacramento to Concord BART Station to Powell Street

2. Sacramento to Mission & 5th in San Francisco

We'll meet in front of the Old Mint @ 88 5th Street ~11:15 AM

My Car group should not have any plans as I plan on staying in San Francisco and enjoying the city and finding some Saint Patty Day fun.

FEES:

Concord BART Carpoolers should pay ~$8 to thier driver and expect to pay ~$12 for BART

San Francisco Carpoolers should pay ~$12 to thier driver and split the $30 daily parking fee among the car group.

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  • Trese

    No worries Judy! Look forward to an event or hike with you again sometime. Make it a great day!

    March 19, 2013

  • judy z.

    Thank you, Tom, for organizing a really fun and informational trip. Hope we can do something similar again.
    Sorry for the miscommunication, Trese. I honestly didn't mean for you guys to leave the BV. Will 'speak' more clearly next time.

    March 19, 2013

  • Barbara C

    Thanks for hosting this event,Tom. Had a great time with a fun group of people. Everything from riding BART to Irish coffees at Buena Vista and everything in between. Couldn't have been better weather!

    March 18, 2013

  • judy z.

    Gorgeous weather, and taking BART in from Concord was a super idea. We walked, wandered and explored. Great time!

    March 18, 2013

  • Trese

    Thanks Tom! Nice to meet a few new and see a few of the regular hikers. It was surely a beautiful SF day!

    March 18, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    For drivers from Sac - the meters in SF run on Sundays. Be careful!

    March 17, 2013

  • Trese

    Mira, we got a late start b/c of the marathon in Sac. We will be about 15 or 20 mins later. See you soon!

    March 17, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      No problem. Thanks for the message! See you soon.

      March 17, 2013

  • Janice Marie F.

    I'm not going...but chocolate lovers may want to try and hit Chocolate Covered artisan chocolate boutique in S.F. https://www.facebook.com/ChocolateCoveredSF :-)...

    March 15, 2013

  • Tom §

    We can work out the carpool details on Sunday morning.

    March 15, 2013

  • Dave H.

    I am interested in a BART commute option and returning at a reasonable hour.

    March 15, 2013

  • judy z.

    Sure, Barb, that would be fun. I haven't been on BART in years. We can discuss tomorrow night as we huff and puff on our hike.

    March 12, 2013

    • Barbara C

      Hey Judy. Did you get my emails about BART?

      March 15, 2013

  • Tom §

    If you've got some fun St. Patty's Day garb...be sure to wear it! :-)

    March 14, 2013

  • judy z.

    I'd be happy to pay to carpool, though I would like to get back by 8 or 9. Anyone else?

    March 8, 2013

    • Barbara C

      Judy, What do you think about taking BART in. That could be acool experience in itself! :o) Let me know.

      March 12, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Will meet you at the Mint

    1 · March 11, 2013

  • Janice Marie F.

    OK this hike has just become a little too expensive for me at this time. Enjoy you all.

    March 11, 2013

  • Karen

    soccer tournament :-(

    March 11, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I live in the City too. If I make it off the wait list, I'll meet you wherever you're going to start.

    March 8, 2013

  • Suzanne

    What if I am already in the city? Where would we meet?

    March 8, 2013

    • Tom §

      Hi Suzanne! I think that we will mee at the mint; but, not certain just yet. Will post more later this weekend as I wrap up the details :-)

      March 8, 2013

  • judy z.

    Sounds like a great way to spend St. Pat's day.

    March 8, 2013

  • Janice Marie F.

    Oh yes!!! I'd love to attend this hike!!! I love S.F./The Bay Area!!! I definitely can pay $15 gas/carpooling money!!! I can meet up at 11th&P and am open to riding up and back with whoever can take me. Thanks!!!

    March 8, 2013

    • Janice Marie F.

      FYI I don't have any certain time I have to be back after hike. I can arrive in Sac/11th&P later than 8pm.

      March 8, 2013

    • Janice Marie F.

      Please reply to me if I can carpool with you. This looks like an awesome hike/day/way to spend St. Patty's Day!!!

      March 8, 2013

  • Karen

    Will meet at park and ride

    1 · March 8, 2013

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