The following is a guest blog post by Arnold Thompson, who recently walked the Crosstown Trail and offered to share his about the experience. After a couple glasses of wine at a Christmas party in 2019, a friend and I talked about checking out an intriguing hike we’d read about in the newspaper – the… Continue reading The Double Cross Trail
We’re Turning Two!
Woodland trails. Ocean views. Neighborhood greenways. San Francisco’s Crosstown Trail connects all of these delights — and more — in a 17-mile excursion across the city. On June 5 and 6, you can explore the Trail — all of it, parts of it, on your own or with a group — as part of our… Continue reading We’re Turning Two!
How to Create an Instant Urban Trail
Hear the story of how a trail was created by a small group in a year-and-a-half for $600 and learn the trail components incorporated to make the trail so popular. Presented by: Bob Siegel, Chair, San Francisco Crosstown Trail Coalition Matthew Blain, Chair, SF Urban Riders Ben Pease, Cartographer Amber Hasselbring, Executive Director, Nature in… Continue reading How to Create an Instant Urban Trail
Trail Status Update
In today’s world, getting outside is important. The current recommendation is to stay close to home. Only travel with your own household, and try to stay 6′ apart from others you may encounter. Wear a mask when you get this close to others. Explore your neighborhood! If you visit the Crosstown Trail, here are some… Continue reading Trail Status Update
“A 17-Mile Hike to Unite San Francisco”
This morning we woke up to this heartwarming Nellie Bowles NYT article. Please help us share the good news. Be sure to check out the Maps and FAQ to learn more. Follow or tag us @crosstowntrail, #crosstowntrail, #sfcrosstowntrail. See you out on the trail!
September events and updates
Here’s the latest from our September newsletter. Map Updates The Crosstown Trail is not signed, so our maps, cue sheets, and app are your best bet for enjoying the trail. We recently updated everything, to include a few small tweaks based on feedback. And some have asked for a GPX file, which is now available… Continue reading September events and updates
Commemorative Hats & Shirts
The first batch of T-shirts was so popular… we got some more made. And some caps too. If you’d like one for yourself, stop by * Mission Blue SF in Visitacion Valley (On the trail where at Leland, at the Vis Valley Greenway) * Bird & Beckett Books in Glen Park (2 blocks from the… Continue reading Commemorative Hats & Shirts
Newsletter and survey
Always amazing seeing so many hikers and bikers and runners on the trail. We just sent out our latest newsletter. You can view it in your browser.If you enjoy it, subscribe for the next one, sent infrequently. How was your experience on the trail? We want to hear your feedback! Drop us a note or… Continue reading Newsletter and survey
Bike ride July 14
Join us for a bike ride on the Crosstown Trail. This time we’ll ride Southbound. Start at the Lands End Visitor Center, then pass through GGNRA, Park Presidio Greenway, Golden Gate Park, Golden Gate Heights, Laguna Honda Community Trails, College Hill, McLaren Park, the Visitacion Valley Greenway, Little Hollywood, Candlestick State Recreation Area, and more.… Continue reading Bike ride July 14
Side trip: the Endangered Garden
The Crosstown Trail’s southern terminus is at the Sunrise Point fishing pier inside Candlestick Point State Recreation Area. This little-known park is worth exploring. If you’re willing to take a slight detour, you can visit the Endangered Garden, a concrete promenade created by public artist Patricia Johanson that pays tribute to the endangered San Francisco… Continue reading Side trip: the Endangered Garden