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Bernal Heights Walk via 2 BART Stations

Waiting list available, but not for guests. This is a brand new walk & so that we don't have more people than the restrooms on this walk can serve I am putting a limit of 70 "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 in front 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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  • Michael B.

    Great walk! Great aerobic workout! The view from Bernal Heights was really spectacular

    October 21, 2012

  • Mark

    Good exercise and a chance to see parts of SF that I've never seen before ...

    October 20, 2012

  • Howard S.

    We reached our endpoint just 7 minutes after our posted ending time of 5 PM. When we were in front of St. Lukes Hospital I told the group that we might run into another giant Meetup walking group somewhere in Bernal Heights. We soon met them on the edge of Precita Park. We were lucky we did not meet them at our next restroom stop as there would have been about 100 people crowding the Bernal Heights Branch Library's restrooms.

    October 20, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Yet another wonderful walk by Howard. The slide was a yahoo moment!

    October 20, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Good. Unfortunately I don't yet have enough "health" to go with the "history" and had to drop out half way up the first steep staircase. Perhaps if the group had stopped at the top of the stairs, I might have continued, but there was no time, I guess.

    October 20, 2012

  • Angela

    Hope I can make it on time leaving Pittsburg point BART now!

    October 20, 2012

  • Michael B.

    I always accompany my wife(who is going on this walk). Should we just show up even though I'm on the waiting list?

    October 19, 2012

  • gary

    Would you be approaching Bernal Hts Park via Coso Ave or the Esmeralda Corridor? I ask just in case I get caught up in thru town traffic. I'm going west to your meeting place.

    October 19, 2012

    • gary

      Thanks. I have a funny map ..? I see 2 Precita Parks, 1 mini park at Coso & Mirabel, 1 at Folsom & Precita?

      October 19, 2012

    • Howard S.

      We will be walking along the South side of the bigger park, probably not on the park but across the street in the shade.

      October 19, 2012

  • Veronique S.

    Please!!! wait an extra 5 min for me. Coming from work.

    October 18, 2012

    • Howard S.

      We will start walking at 1:10 PM or a little later. It will be easy to catch up with us as we will be walking straight South on Valencia to the entrance of St Lukes Hospital to use the restrooms on the first floor near the entrance & the restrooms on the second floor next to the cafeteria. Then we will continue South on Valencia to the Burger King where some of our attendees will be waiting for us.

      October 18, 2012

  • EunJi C.

    Hello, Howard. I am on the waitlist. Can't I join you if there is no left spot?

    October 17, 2012

    • Howard S.

      EunJi, I said keep watching this list & you probably would move up and you have.

      October 18, 2012

  • olive o.

    Hi Howard,

    Will you allow guests if fewer than 65 members sign/show up? I carpool ...

    October 8, 2012

    • Howard S.

      Your guest(s) could become members now for free and put themselves on as a solution.

      October 9, 2012

  • Howard S.

    Carpooling in Meetup is much more dangerous than it looks. To new members especially it looks like everybody knows everybody in Meetup when the reality is the opposite. Both, the organizers & Meetup.com do not know who the members are. 80% of my members have not shown up to even one of my events. Members post fake photos, fake names, fake everything. Meetup is just as dangerous as Craigs List where people were robbed, raped & murdered. The only difference is Craigs List is bigger.

    September 24, 2012

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