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Dates: 1/1/2019 - 12/31/2019
City / State: San Francisco, CA
Event Name: High Lights - San Francisco County
Event Type: Year Round Walk
Event ID: 111665 2019/Y1479
Distance - Trail Ratings: 6/10/11/21KM - 4A
Description: There is a 10K (6.2 miles) route that hits the "highlights" of the San Francisco skyline - rated 4A. Climb the hills with the cable cars. Walk down Lombard, 'the crookedest street in town". Visit Coit Tower on Telegraph Hill and see the WPA murals inside and 360 degree views of the city and bay. Pass historic mansions, hotels and museums. Return through Fort Mason and Aquatic Park. OR there is an 11K (6.8 miles) route that follows the Embarcadero from Fishermans Wharf to the Oracle Ballpark and returns through Chinatown and North Beach - rated 1A. A 5K (3.1 miles) route that explores Fishermans Wharf, Pier 39 and Ghirardelli Square is also available - rated 1A. Or walkers can do it all in 21K!
Amenities: Strollers: medium | Wheelchairs: hard | Pets: Yes | Restrooms: Yes
Special Programs: Boardwalks, Bridges - Spanning the USA, Make a Wish at a Water Fountain, National Parks Centennial Challenge, Points of Reference, Take a Walk In a City Park, Treasure Hunt - A way to walk our precious trails, Walk the USA - Street by Street, Walking America's Ports of Call, Walking the USA A - Z
Start Times: Daily 9:30 - 5:00
Location: San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park: Visitor Center
Start Point / Driving Directions: 499 Jefferson St, San Francisco CA 94109, 415.447.5000 (at the corner of Hyde St) From E Bay, 80 S across Bay Bridge, first exit, Folsom St. Turn Left onto Fremont St and then immediate right onto Howard St. Turn Left on Embarcadero to Jefferson. From S Bay, 101 N to 280 N exit King, becomes Embarcadero to Jefferson and Fisherman's Wharf. From N Bay, 101 S, take Presidio exit and turn left onto Marina Blvd (1st light). Left on Bay (past Safeway), left on Hyde to Jefferson. Metered parking near Wharf, 2hr st parking a few blocks away. Parking lot information: www.sanfrancisco.bestparking.com/
PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION HIGHLY RECOMMENDED. Accessible by Muni - Powell and Mason Cable Car, F line streetcar, 30 Stockton & 47 Van Ness buses. BART Embarcadero exit to F Line streetcar. Ferry to Pier 41 or Ferry Bldg, then F Line. www.511.org for public trans. planning. www.nps.gov/safr/planyourvisit/directions.htm
Awards & Fees: IVV Credit Only
Comments: Daily 9:30am-5pm Ask at the information desk for blue, green, & white striped file folder with Bay Bandits label. All on city sidewalks and stairs. Difficult for strollers and wheelchairs. 11K = 6.84 miles; 10K = 6.2 miles; 5K = 3.1 miles. Restrooms at the start and along the routes.
Host Club: Bay Bandits Volksmarch Club
Contact: P. FIfe (916) 616-6003
Website: www.facebook.com/SanFranciscoBayBandits/
E-Mail Contact: SFBayBandits@aol.com