We’re spending a month of Sundays walking the Crosstown Trail, and we’d love to have you along. Our Crosstober walks cover each of the five sections, from Candlestick Point to Lands End, led by Crosstown Trail volunteers. Terrain is mixed: pavement, dirt trails, stairs, ascents, and descents. Bring water, snacks, and anything else you’ll need, and keep a mask handy. Visit our Plan Your Trip page for more tips.
Sunday, October 3: Section 1 with Amy Kaeser. Meet at 10 a.m. at Sunrise Point, Candlestick Point State Recreation Area. We’ll walk 5.3 miles through the Visitacion Valley Greenway, McLaren Park, and the Portola neighborhood to finish at the Glen Park BART station. Register for Oct. 3 on Eventbrite
Sunday, October 10: Section 2 with Karen Rhodes. Meet at 10 a.m. at the Glen Park BART station. We’ll hike 3.1 miles up Glen Canyon and through the Laguna Honda trail network to finish at the Forest Hill MUNI Metro station. Option to continue with your walk leader back to the Mission District. Register for Oct. 10 on Eventbrite
Sunday, October 17: Section 3 with Bob Siegel. Meet at 10 a.m. at the Forest Hill MUNI Metro station. We’ll walk 2.1 miles through the Forest Hill neighborhood, the Green Hairstreak urban wildlife corridor, and the tiled stairways of Golden Gate Heights. We finish at 16th Ave. and Judah St., where you can catch the N Judah or walk a few blocks to grab some lunch. You may also continue and walk Section 4 to Golden Gate Park and beyond. Register for Oct. 17 on Eventbrite
Sunday, October 24: Section 4 with Karen Rhodes. Meet at 10 a.m. in front of Andronico’s Market at the corner of Irving St. and Funston Ave. We’ll walk at least 2.5 miles along Golden Gate Park’s Stow Lake (your walk leader may take you up Strawberry Hill for extra credit) and Rose Garden to finish at Geary Blvd. and Park Presidio Blvd. Option to continue with your walk leader to the Presidio’s Mountain Lake Trail and the Inner Richmond. Register for Oct. 24 on Eventbrite
Sunday, October 31: Section 5 with Carrie Sisto. Meet at 10 a.m. at the Lands End Lookout Visitor Center. We’ll walk 3.9 miles along the Coastal Trail, Baker Beach, and the Lobos Creek Valley Trail to finish at the intersection of Geary Blvd. and Park Presidio Blvd. From there, you can join your walk leader for the return back to Lands End, hop on the 38 Geary back into the city, or find another route home. Come in costume if you’re inspired! Register for Oct. 31 on Eventbrite
Coming soon: Iron-on Crosstown Trail patches! We’ll have them for sale at Mission Blue in Visitacion Valley and Bird & Beckett in Glen Park, alongside our T-shirts and caps. We may even have some for our Crosstober walkers, at an introductory discount price of $5 (bring cash). Proceeds go to support the work of our community partners, including the Visitacion Valley Greenway, SF Urban Riders, and Nature in the City.