The San Francisco Crosstown Trail was launched in 2019 to introduce locals and visitors alike to 17 miles of open spaces, panoramic vistas, and hidden gardens across San Francisco. Celebrate the 4th anniversary of the trail by getting out for a walk, bike, run, or leap this June. This year we are also celebrating with… Continue reading Crosstown Trail 4th Anniversary
The Double Cross Trail
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
Crosstober 2022: On and Off the Trail
The Crosstown Trail is just one way to explore San Francisco. For Crosstober 2022, we’re offering our customary walk of the full trail, from Candlestick Point to Lands End, along with several walks that ramble through neighborhoods near the Trail. On these ‘trail-adjacent’ walks, you’ll visit urban farms, stairway gardens, restored natural habitats, street art,… Continue reading Crosstober 2022: On and Off the Trail
Join us for Tour de Trail
In 2019, we launched the Crosstown Trail to introduce locals and visitors alike to 17 miles of open spaces, panoramic vistas, and hidden gardens across San Francisco. On June 4 and 5, 2022, you can explore the Trail — all of it, parts of it, on your own or with a group — as part… Continue reading Join us for Tour de Trail
Crosstober: One month, five walks
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,… Continue reading Crosstober: One month, five walks
One trail, many journeys
Big thanks for joining us on our second-anniversary weekend, June 5 and 6, 2021! Just as the Bay Area began to open up for outdoor gatherings, dozens of walkers, cyclists, and runners met under sunny skies to explore the Crosstown Trail. Some of you joined one of our organized events; others took the DIY route.… Continue reading One trail, many journeys
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!
A Crosstown Trail adventure, sunrise to sunset
On a beautiful October day, Santa Cruz resident Philips Patton hiked the Crosstown Trail from Candlestick Point to Land’s End. He wandered off-trail to visit the Philosopher’s Way in McLaren Park, the ridgelines above Glen Canyon, Strawberry Hill in Golden Gate Park, and China Beach. You can follow his adventure here.
Transit-COVID Update, Fall 2020
After Spring 2020 service cuts, MUNI is once again starting to be a feasible option for making Crosstown Trail shuttle trips (with taxis and ride-sharing good alternatives). At the start of the COVID-19 shutdown San Francisco cut MUNI service to about a dozen lines that mainly served hospitals and city offices. Ridership was restricted to… Continue reading Transit-COVID Update, Fall 2020
Get to know Visitacion Valley
Pork bao. Bean-to-bar chocolate. Coffee worth walking across town for. For your next Crosstown Trail adventure, make sure you arrive at Leland Avenue in Visitacion Valley when you’re hungry, thirsty, and ready to linger. “Viz Valley,” at the southeast corner of San Francisco, is a diverse community with working-class roots. It once had the largest… Continue reading Get to know Visitacion Valley