Lake Merced Bike Path is a hiking and biking trail in San Francisco, California. It is within Lake Merced Park. It is 5.0 miles long and begins at 39 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 0.0 miles with a total elevation gain of one foot. Near the trailhead there are woods, drinking water, and restrooms. The Welcome Map information map and the 12th - Lake Course and 13th - Lake Course grasses can be seen along the trail. There are also sands and a parking along the trail.
Lake Merced Bike Path Professional Reviews and Guides
"Lake Merced is regarded by many birders as offering some of the best birding in the city of San Francisco. Much of the lake is surrounded by marsh and heavy willow growth, providing cover both for water birds and small passerines. Specialty birds: Resident—Chestnut-backed Chickadee. Summer—Allen’s Hummingbird; Violet-green and Bank Swallows. Winter—Western and Clark’s Grebes; Varied Thrush; Townsend’s Warbler. This eTrail provides detailed information on birding strategies for this specific location, the specialty birds and other key birds you might see, directions to each birding spot, a detailed map, and helpful general information."
--John Kemper, Birding Northern California (Falcon Guides).
"Located in the Lakeshore neighborhood in southwestern San Francisco, Lake Merced is part of 614-acre Lake Merced Park, a favorite spot for walkers, runners, boaters, and anglers. The lake is the largest in San Francisco, and is one of just a few remaining natural lakes in the city. Four lakes actually form Lake Merced: North, East, South, and Impound."
--Alexandra Kenin , Urban Trails San Francisco (The Mountaineers Books).
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