Walking San Francisco Guide Book

by Liz Gans & Rick Newby, revised by Tracy Salcedo-Chourré (Falcon Guides)
Walking San Francisco  by Liz Gans & Rick Newby, revised by Tracy Salcedo-Chourré

272 pp/photos/maps
ISBN: 9780762796007

This guidebook includes step-by-step descriptions and detailed maps of 18 excursions--from half-mile strolls to more rigorous four-mile jaunts--including 9 in the Golden Gate National Recreation Area, the world's largest urban national park. This compact guidebook will walk you through the best San Francisco has to offer. If you're planning to visit San Francisco--or explore your hometown--you'll be sure you're on the right track with this guidebook.

© 2014 Liz Gans and Rick Newby, revised by Tracy Salcedo-Chourrand233; /Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.

Trails from the "Walking San Francisco" Guide Book
Displaying trails 1 to 18 of 18.
... Preview: This stimulating walk takes you through San Francisco’s most famous ethnic neighborhood. Chinatown—situated between downtown San Francisco and the bohemian enclave of North Beach—is second only to Fis ... From the guidebook "Walking San Francisco"
San Francisco, CA - Walking - Trail Length: 1.8
... Preview: Thriving without interruption since it was rebuilt after the 1906 fire, downtown San Francisco feels old-fashioned and up-to-the-minute at the same time. At its heart is Union Square, a dollop of op ... From the guidebook "Walking San Francisco"
San Francisco, CA - Walking - Trail Length: 3.3
... Preview: Fisherman’s Wharf is among the top destinations for visitors to San Francisco—and with good reason. The wharf stretches from carnival-like PIER 39 to the curving municipal pier at Aquatic Park. A ho ... From the guidebook "Walking San Francisco"
San Francisco, CA - Walking - Trail Length: 3.5
... Preview: While there’s no denying that the main draw of this walk/hike is the Golden Gate Bridge, a loop along the bluffs between Baker Beach and the bridge itself brims with beautiful vistas and provocative h ... From the guidebook "Walking San Francisco"
San Francisco, CA - Walking - Trail Length: 4
... Preview: Golden Gate Park—like Fisherman’s Wharf, Chinatown, and the Golden Gate Bridge—is integral to San Francisco’s identity. The bridge is the gateway, the wharf and Chinatown embody crucial aspects of the ... From the guidebook "Walking San Francisco"
San Francisco, CA - Walking - Trail Length: 3
... Preview: A premier tour of the shoreline of San Francisco Bay, the Golden Gate Promenade rambles alongside a length of beach that was once a vast expanse of dune edged by salt marshes and lagoons, and later th ... From the guidebook "Walking San Francisco"
San Francisco, CA - Walking - Trail Length: 4
... Preview: On a clear day this walk is sensational. Views from the Coastal Trail open across the Pacific all the way to the Farallon Islands and beyond, across the strait to the Marin Headlands and north to Poin ... From the guidebook "Walking San Francisco"
San Francisco, CA - Walking - Trail Length: 5
... Preview: Sailboats setting off for a jaunt around the bay, kites darting to and fro, joggers setting a brisk pace, a sea breeze caressing your face: This bayside ramble along the Marina Green makes the most of ... From the guidebook "Walking San Francisco"
San Francisco, CA - Walking - Trail Length: 3.75
... Preview: The neighborhood surrounding 24th Street in the Mission District has a distinctly Latin feel. This is a working-class community: The sidewalks are crowded with shoppers, families walking hand in hand, ... From the guidebook "Walking San Francisco"
San Francisco, CA - Walking - Trail Length: 2
... Preview: This challenging walk, with its steep climbs and staircases, is one of San Francisco’s most appealing. It starts out in peaceful Washington Square, in aromatic and trendy North Beach, where you can st ... From the guidebook "Walking San Francisco"
San Francisco, CA - Walking - Trail Length: 2.3
... Preview: Kids will love this walk. So will adults who cannot resist beaches, the Pacific Ocean, and San Francisco’s fabled Cliff House, with its intriguing Camera Obscura and museum of mechanical wonders, the ... From the guidebook "Walking San Francisco"
San Francisco, CA - Walking - Trail Length: 1.9
... Preview: This pleasant walk leads through the eastern half of one of San Francisco’s most affluent, mansion-studded neighborhoods, as well as through appealing shopping areas and into the center of Japantown. From the guidebook "Walking San Francisco"
San Francisco, CA - Walking - Trail Length: 3.6
... Preview: The loop around Rodeo Lagoon is short, but it offers many pleasures, especially for birders. With its brevity, lack of challenging hills, and stretch of sandy beach, this walk is ideal for families wi ... From the guidebook "Walking San Francisco"
San Francisco, CA - Walking - Trail Length: 1.5
... Preview: Russian Hill is one of San Francisco’s finest residential neighborhoods. As you wander its steep, beautifully landscaped stairways and streets, you will pass a cluster of homes that survived the 1906 ... From the guidebook "Walking San Francisco"
San Francisco, CA - Walking - Trail Length: 3.9
... Preview: This invigorating walk takes you into three distinctive San Francisco neighborhoods. From the humble and historic Harvey Milk Plaza on the corner of Castro and Market Streets, climb into the Upper Cas ... From the guidebook "Walking San Francisco"
San Francisco, CA - Walking - Trail Length: 4.1
... Preview: The Embarcadero is a wonderful place to walk on a foggy morning. Somehow the fog makes the scene more maritime, more evocative of San Francisco’s waterfront past: Foghorns sound in the distance, ghost ... From the guidebook "Walking San Francisco"
San Francisco, CA - Walking - Trail Length: 3
... Preview: This remarkable route rambles through the blend of military history and green space that is the Presidio of San Francisco. This walk begins among the historic buildings on the Presidio’s Main Post a ... From the guidebook "Walking San Francisco"
San Francisco, CA - Walking - Trail Length: 3.1
... Preview: Stark and blessed with stunning vistas, the Marin Headlands are rich in human history and natural beauty. This vigorous walk—okay, let’s call it what it is: a hike—takes you past remnants of the area’ ... From the guidebook "Walking San Francisco"
San Francisco, CA - Walking - Trail Length: 6.5
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