1304 Valencia St, San Francisco, CA
Will open for RSVPs Saturday, July 6th. This is only the 2nd time for us to do this new walk. The only cost is $3 cash per adult, but is never collected at the beginning of a walk. Kids free. This walk has no big mansions, but it is like our "Mount Olympus + 4 More Walk" in that it goes to a nice scenic part of SF that not many people ever visit. Again we boldly go where no tourist has ever gone.
We will gather at 1 PM inside of Muddy's Coffee House near the corner of Valencia & 24th Street which is close to SF's 24th Street BART Station in the Mission District. Please buy something at Muddy's and leave a good tip so they will like us. There is just one tiny restroom inside of Muddy's Coffee House and also the same inside the Mission District Branch Library which is half way between the 24th Street BART Station and Muddy's.
Attendees should eat their lunch before this walk as we will not stop for lunch.
At 1:10 PM we will walk from Muddy's to St. Lukes Hospital, at the corner of Valencia & Cesar Chavez Street, as our bigger restroom stop. Then we will walk around Bernal Heights in a clockwise direction. Then we walk up to the top of Bernal Hill. Then we walk quickly down to the Bernal Heights Branch Library. Then we walk back half way up Bernal Hill. Then we walk down garden stairways including one equipped with a giant slide.
We then continue through garden stairways and mini parks to the Holly Park. Then we walk South/West to the Glen Park Library which will be our endpoint which is less than one block from the Glen Park BART Station. Estimated ending time: 5:10 PM.
For public transportation below is a link to a trip planner provided by government:
All photos below are in the order that we will visit on the route.
Below we approach a hidden great view spot.
Below is the hidden great view spot looking towards downtown SF.
Below is a view looking West towards Sutro Tower & Buena Vista.
Below a 3x zoom view showing downtown & SF General Hospital.
Below is one of the lovely garden stairways on our route.
Below is one of the lovely community gardens on our route.
Below view is from top of Bernal Heights Hill, altitude 433'.
Below this 2nd view from the top shows Potrero Hill.
Below this 3rd view from the top looks towards the South East.
Below is a view looking down the big slide.