Join Walk San Francisco for its monthly members walk, with long-time resident and novelist Karen Allen and take an energizing, New Year’s climb to two of the city’s most beloved hilltops.
Your two and a half mile walk will start at the Eureka Valley Recreation Center (refer to WHERE below) and wind its way through charming (mostly) car-free neighborhood streets in The Castro and Noe Valley. Stops will include Nobby Clarke’s Folly, Kite Hill, Acme Alley, and the Corwin Community Gardens – an open space carved out between Corwin and Seward Streets after a hard-won, ten-year-long struggle against overdevelopment.
As part of the Twin Peaks ascent, you will take four separate stairways – practical engineering nods to the geography of the neighborhoods surrounding Twin Peaks, which were built on some of San Francisco’s steepest inclines. The area is now home to some of the city’s longest pedestrian staircases. Next, you’ll climb up railroad-tie steps to scale the sandy soil summit of Noe to glory in its rooftop views.
The walk will end at the Neighborhood Corner Cafe, at 18th Street and Noe, for an optional lunch.
Walk SF’s monthly members walk begins on Saturday, January 10th from 10:00am to 12:30pm – walk will proceed rain or shine, barring high winds, or dangerous weather.
- Wear closed-toe, comfortable shoes
- Carry rain gear and sunhat as needed
- Stock sunblock, water, and personal snacks