Bernal Heights Walk via 2 BART Stations

Now open for RSVPs. Gary M. will be leading this free walk. So that we don't have more people than the restrooms on this walk can serve I am putting a limit of 80 "Yes" RSVPs and no guests. This walk is like our "Mount Olympus + 4 More Walk" in that it goes to a 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. There is one tiny restroom inside of Muddy's Coffee House and also 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 big 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 BART station. Estimated ending time:  5:00 PM.

For public transportation below is a link to a trip planner provided by government:

http://tripplanner.transit.511.org/mtc/XSLT_TRIP_REQUEST2?language=en

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.

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  • Farideh

    wonderful time and great workout! Thank you Howard and Gary.

    September 16, 2013

  • Jim G.

    Fun walk..thanks Gary!

    September 14, 2013

  • April J.

    I'm at the coffee shop is anyone here ?

    September 14, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry just joined the group about a couple minutes ago but will catch up next time for sure. Until then pleasant walks and have fun!

    September 14, 2013

  • Maria C.

    Sorry something came up

    September 14, 2013

  • Kailash R.

    Looking forward to this meet up.

    September 14, 2013

  • sara

    see ya!

    September 14, 2013

  • Verena S.

    Hope you all have a great walk, I will really miss this one.

    September 13, 2013

  • John J

    Unfortunately I have to cancel I have to work that day

    September 11, 2013

  • Alfonso

    Cancel. Ill be Contra Costa County. Have a great walk. I grew up in the Bernal Heights Area, Precita Park Side

    1 · September 11, 2013

  • Mary Jane J.

    Had to cancel as I GET to be at my grandson's two year birthday
    celebration! Hope to see some of you on a future walk. Have fun.

    September 10, 2013

    • Jim G.

      Pat & I will miss you on the Bernal Heights walk... Sounds like you will be having a grand(son) good time tho!

      September 10, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry I cannot make it, looks fabulous! Have fun should be good weather and not as hot as last weekend.

    September 9, 2013

  • Ronald R.

    ronn[masked]@yahoo.com

    September 9, 2013

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We just grab a coffee and speak French. Some people have been coming every week for months... it creates a kind of warmth to the group.

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