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San Francisco Crosstown Trail Part 2: Golden Gate Park to Forest Hill (Hike 2 of a 4-Hike Series)

Sunday, October 27, 2019 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Leader: Alina Constantinescu
Start: Sidewalk on SE Corner of Park Presidio Bl and Fulton Ave, by the sign for the Rose Garden. Street parking in the neighborhood is free, though it’s not always easy to find a spot. Muni bus 5 and 28 are nearby.
End: Laguna Honda Bl, by the Forest Hill Muni Light Rail Station.

This fall, the Wanderers are determined to hike the entire length of San Francisco’s latest urban adventure: the Crosstown Trail. We plan to cover the 17-mile route in a series of four hikes, scheduled once a month from September to December. On our October hike, we make our way across Golden Gate Park through the Rose Garden and Stow Lake and then head to the Forest Hill neighborhood via hillside parks: Grandview and Golden Gate Heights. There is quite a bit of climbing on this section as we go up and down seven (not-so) secret staircases, including two mosaic-tiles beauties that are sure to delight. We estimate to arrive at Forest Hill around 12:30pm. At this point, hikers can choose to return to Golden Gate Park (or other destinations) via public transit or car share.

Optional: Those who would like an extended hike can continue with the group and hike the route in reverse, back to the starting point. Bring a picnic lunch if you are sticking around for the return hike. We will take a lunch break at Forest Hill before heading back to the start. Estimated end time for the round-trip option is 4pm.

Save-the-date for the remaining hikes in the series: Sat 11/16, and Sun 12/15.

Earlier Event: October 17
BPWA Annual Meeting