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See legal disclaimer at bottom of text. EVERYONE MAY NOW JOIN THE GROUP EXCEPT THOSE FEW WHO WERE BANNED. Walking or hiking. Meet other local people who are interested in walking or hiking for fitness and learning about San Francisco's history, including its movie history. This walking group is unique. It is primarily a health group with a dash of history talk for flavor. It is for people in average physical shape who need restroom stops and not for athletes or people with serious medical conditions.

We keep our group together. We go on many different urban walks, in the best areas, that vary greatly in amounts of climbing and history facts. We walk at a leisurely pace and enjoy the scenery.

Our walks are usually 5 to 7 miles and might be called urban hiking. Our routes are well planned with good restroom stops properly spaced. We avoid stinky port-a-potties. Though we mainly walk in SF we also walk in Oakland, Piedmont, Sausalito, Berkeley & Alameda.

We always take roll and if more than 20 attendees we give all a name tag. Attendance is usually unlimited and has ranged from 1 to 112 on July 5th, 2015. Kids and cameras very welcome. Dogs and other pets are not welcome. Also, smoking is not allowed on the walks as this is a health group. Occasionally we visit science and nature places. 99 out of every 100 doctors say "JOIN THIS GROUP!"

Our "group photo" was taken May 26th, 2018 at our "Berkeley Rose Garden & Cragmont Rock Park Walk."

Click on "Photos" near the top of the screen to see over 17,000 photos of our walks thanks to scores of our members. Click on "Pages" to see more on this group and there click links to a short "History of San Francisco Made Simple," and also to the movies made on location in SF.

See over 50 good movies made on location in S. F. before 1980 & going back to 1920 on link below:

https://www.meetup.com/walking-in-SF/pages/... (https://www.meetup.com/walking-in-SF/pages/907057/Page2/)

See how healthy your favorite SF restaurants are by clicking on link below:

https://101g-xnet.sfdph.org:8443/ords/eeopn... (https://101g-xnet.sfdph.org:8443/ords/eeopn/f?p=132:1)

Here is a great web site about old movies filmed on location in SF: http://reelsf.com/

Some legal disclaimers: By joining us for any event you hereby RELEASE and DISCHARGE it's organizers, hosts and participants from any and all liability, claims, demands or causes of action that you now have, or may have in the future, for injuries, damages, death and/or economic loss of any kind or nature, arising in whole or in part out of the activities, advice or information contained herein. You further agree that if you or someone under your supervision uses the information on this website you assume all risks of injury, damage, and economic loss, without limitation, and release providers from all liability therefore. It is advisable to consult a doctor before you begin any strenuous physical activity. The organizer is not trained for emergency medical procedures and no doctors, nurses or ambulances are provided on the walks.

Upcoming events (1)

A Walk to San Francisco's Newest Park: Francisco Park

Needs a location

Free Walk. No guests. Attendance limit = 35. For the second time we walk to San Francisco's newest park, and it is the biggest SF park to be opened in 40 years! It opened April 27th with little publicity.

We will gather at the far East end of the top of the Salesforce Terminal, next to the Beale Street Elevator, at 11:00 AM. The top has a beautiful park.

Then we will walk around the top & look at great sights such as "The Leaning Tower of San Francisco." Late attendees may find us walking around up there.

I will be wearing my big black & blue hat & I'm 6 feet tall. One should bring a sack lunch & a mask just in case some museum requires it.

Then we will walk North using Beale Street to Davis & continue North to the corner of Davis & Jackson where there is a Starbucks, a Safeway & a park. I will try to take our group photo in the small park nearby.

Then we will continue North on Davis to the Exploratorium where we will enjoy the free History Lobby & restrooms.

Then we will walk to Aquarium of the Bay to use the restrooms. Then, a little after 12:30 PM we will eat our sack lunches in a nearby grassy area.

Then we will walk to the Francisco Park, which has restrooms, and enjoy this new park with spectacular views.

Then we walk back visiting free museums and other good free places with restrooms.

We will officially end at Sansome and Market Street where there is a BART Station. I will be walking back to the Salesforce Terminal and others going there may join me. Ending time estimate is 4:30 PM.

I used Google Maps to find the walk's distance and it said 4.5 miles. I think Google might be a little short because we won't be walking perfectly straight, therefore I estimate between 4.5 and 5 miles.

I advise taking public transportation & not driving to SF. For how to get around the Bay Area on public transportation see below.
https://support.google.com/maps/answer/144339?co=GENIE.Platform%3DDesktop&hl=en

WONDERFUL NEWS! Parking near the Salesforce Terminal just got better!

Though the validation from the Farmers Market has not returned as it was before COVID giving all-day parking at Golden Gateway Garage for $3 on weekends. The garage is now open with all-day parking on weekends for $8. Which is the best deal near the Salesforce Terminal that I know of.

Below is the link
Golden Gateway Garage | SFMTA

If anyone has better parking info. please let me know.

Some legal disclaimers: By joining us for any event you hereby RELEASE and DISCHARGE it's organizers, hosts and participants from any and all liability, claims, demands or causes of action that you now have, or may have in the future, for injuries, damages, death and/or economic loss of any kind or nature, arising in whole or in part out of the activities, advice or information contained herein. You further agree that if you or someone under your supervision uses the information on this website you assume all risks of injury, damage, and economic loss, without limitation, and release providers from all liability, therefore. It is advisable to consult a doctor before you begin any strenuous physical activity. The organizer is not trained for emergency medical procedures and no doctors, nurses or ambulances are provided on the walks.

Past events (547)

The Corona Heights + 4 More Hills Walk

Needs a location

Photos (19,070)