In 2012, we imagined a trail that would cut across San Francisco, connecting the city’s neighborhoods, open spaces, and local trails. An initial outline of the trail was recognized by the city in 2014, but the work on the ground to bring the trail to life didn’t start until four years later.
In 2018, a coalition of volunteers came together to more clearly define the route of the Crosstown Trail. We collaborated with local businesses, government departments, and nonprofits to create a route for everyone. On June 1, 2019, National Trails Day, the trail opened to the public with more than 200 hikers, cyclists, and runners taking part in the opening weekend.
In addition to connecting many of the proposed routes of the Green Connections Plan, the Crosstown Trail connects to many local and regional trails. Including:
- San Francisco Bay Trail
- Bay Area Ridge Trail
- Blue Greenway
- California Coastal Trail
- Philosopher’s Way
- Creeks to Peaks Trail
- Juan Bautista de Anza National Historic Trail
The Crosstown Trail Coalition is a group of individuals in San Francisco who love trails. We’re part of many outdoor groups you may have heard of, including: