Join veteran walk leader Bob Siegel, of the Bay Area Ridge Trail Council, to celebrate the month of #Walktober. The Bay Area Ridge Trail is 367 miles long presently, but once its gaps are filled, it will be a 550-mile loop, stretching from Gilroy in the south, to Calistoga in the north, and connecting residents of nine Bay Area counties to the natural habitats being preserved as the trail expands.
While hikers and bikers frequent the Trail as it follows the ridge lines high above San Francisco Bay, most are not as familiar with the Bay Area Ridge Trail’s 15-mile path through San Francisco.
This transit-friendly walk will be led by Bob Siegel of the Bay Area Ridge Trail Council, with guest speakers from the Glen Park Association and the Volunteers of Outdoor California (V-O-Cal).
After meeting at the starting point (refer to WHERE below), you’ll leave your urban surroundings behind to ascend the Creeks to Peaks Trail. Hike through Glen Canyon, as it nestles between the neighborhoods of Glen Park, Miraloma and Portola. You will walk by one of the few remaining, naturally occurring and unobstructed streams left in San Francisco, Islais Creek.
Emerge from Glen Canyon to walk across the City via Portola Drive where you’ll connect with the Ridge Trail for its descent to the tunnel at West Portal’s MUNI station.
Walkers may enjoy an optional lunch at Bursa, on West Portal Avenue between Claremont and San Lorenzo Way.
- Wear closed-toe, comfortable shoes
- Carry rain gear and sunhat as needed
- Stock sunblock, water, and personal snacks