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.
Explore your neighborhood! If you visit the Crosstown Trail, here are some updates you should be aware of.
SF Rec and Park Trails Open
From SF Rec & Park: “During these unprecedented times, we would like to assure you that our parks, trails and open spaces remain open to allow people to go outside and get some fresh air. Parks provide many benefits that are essential to the wellbeing of our communities. Exercise and spending time in nature can improve both our mental and physical health. Spending just 20 minutes a day outdoors can significantly lower stress hormones while regular exercise can boost our cardiovascular health and immune system.”
Note that playgrounds and facilities are closed; Read more about SF Rec and Park status.
Laguna Honda Trails Closed
The Laguna Honda Community Trail System is closed as of March 23rd. This is to protect the safety of the staff and residents.
If you are hiking or biking Section 2 of the Crosstown trail, you can go around Laguna Honda using Woodside Boulevard to Laguna Honda Boulevard.
Forest Hill Muni Station Improvements
The Forest Hill Irrigation Improvement Project has closed the open space behind the Muni station. This started in February 2020 and should last several months. You can detour this end of Section 3 using Plaza Street, just downhill from the Muni Station, to connect Laguna Honda Boulevard and Magellan Ave.
Baker Beach Access
As part of the Baker Beach Green Streets project, the California Coastal Trail access to Baker Beach at 25th Avenue North is temporarily closed. To detour around when hiking northbound on Section 5, turn left at Lincoln instead of crossing it. Turn right on 25th and turn left on Seacliff.
To detour around while hiking southbound on Section 5, head up 25th to Lincoln, turn left, then after crossing Lobos Creek turn right on Bowley to find the information kiosk.