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

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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!

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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

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My Trip Across Town

The following is a guest blog post by Marcus Brandford, a student at UC Berkeley and recent San Francisco transplant who recently walked the Crosstown Trail and offered to share his about the experience. By the beginning of May 2020 my days were starting to feel like reruns. For the last few months, most of… Continue reading My Trip Across Town

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

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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