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!
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.
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
Like many cities dealing with the coronavirus, San Francisco has eliminated or limited car traffic on designated streets to give pedestrians and cyclists adequate space for social distancing. Several of these so-called slow streets connect with sections of the Crosstown Trail. Here are just a few ways you can combine the Trail with car-free walks… Continue reading Combine the Trail with a ‘slow street’
In June 2019, we launched the San Francisco Crosstown Trail, crossing our fingers that people would explore and enjoy it. And you have. The Trail is now a huge attraction for walkers, runners, and cyclists — both local and from afar. We’re celebrating the Trail’s first anniversary by inviting you to venture out on your… Continue reading Celebrate the Trail’s first birthday
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
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!
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
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
First published in 2010, The Walker’s Map of San Francisco, by Pease Press, is a complete map of the city, showing every trail, stairway, and park, plus neighborhood commercial areas, scenic vistas, and MUNI routes. The new, fourth edition (released in July 2019), includes the Crosstown Trail; an inset map of Mount Sutro (including the… Continue reading “The Walker’s Map of SF” now features Crosstown Trail