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
Join us for an 8-mile hike along a particularly scenic and varied stretch of the Crosstown Trail, from Mountain Lake Park in the Richmond to Glen Park BART. Sights include the Park Presidio Greenway, Stow Lake in Golden Gate Park, tiled stairways and the Green Hairstreak Corridor ecological restoration in Golden Gate Heights, Laguna Honda… Continue reading July 21 hike: Mountain Lake Park to Glen Park BART
Karen Rhodes | June 19, 2019 “What if I hosted a hike across San Francisco and nobody came?” Such were my thoughts as I stood at Candlestick Point, at the southeast corner of the city, on the morning of Saturday, June 1. I had offered to lead a hike along the brand-new Crosstown Trail, which… Continue reading Opening weekend draws more than 200 hikers and cyclists
Two of the highlights of the Crosstown Trail are the Visitacion Valley Greenway and the Green Hairstreak Butterfly Corridor. Have you seen them? Want to help out? This Saturday is a great time to do so: The Visitacion Valley Greenway will hold its monthly third Saturday garden project, 10AM – 1PM. Meet at the Community… Continue reading Improve the Crosstown Trail (3rd Saturday)
The Crosstown Trail crosses the Laguna Honda Community Trail System. Join the SF Urban Riders monthly trail work party to improve the trail. 9AM Saturday 6/8 (and 7/13, etc.) at the container near the top of Laguna Honda Hospital and Rehabilitation Center.
We still have a few commemorative Crosstown Trail T-shirts! Buying a T-shirt is one way you can support the new trail. Please drop us a message (email crosstowntrail@gmail) if you would like a shirt — treat yourself or make it a gift .
Candlestick Point State Recreation Area is the southeastern most point of the trail, and also the most remote trail head to reach, at least by urban standards. Here are some hints on public transit, walking, bicycling, and even by car. Public Transit Most sections of the 17-mile Crosstown Trail are easily accessible from public transit.… Continue reading Getting to Candlestick Point
The Crosstown Trail is long enough that you can hike it over two days. On inaugural weekend, start each day near the water’s edge and hike to the center of the city. Or join for one of these two hikes, just some of the options June 1-2. Hike the NEW SF Crosstown Trail, Candlestick Point… Continue reading Hike the NEW SF Crosstown Trail over two days
On Sunday, June 2, I will be hiking the entire distance of the SF Crosstown Trail and I invite others to join me. Join me at the Coastal Trailhead in the Northwest corner of the Lands End visitor center’s parking lot at 8:00AM. Bring water, lunch, and snacks to keep you fueled throughout the day.… Continue reading Hike from Lands End to Candlestick Point
The Crosstown Trail is a new route across San Francisco. Be one of the first to bike across it! See parts of the city you probably have not seen before. We’ll start at the southeasternmost corner of the city, in Candlestick State Recreation Area at 10AM. Then ride across San Francisco: You’l see Candlestick, Visitaction… Continue reading Ride the whole trail June 2nd!