On Sunday, June 18th, join author and 30-year San Francisco resident Karen Allen to take in a treasure trove of local landmarks, starting at Herb Caen Way, before scaling Telegraph Hill, and then descending to explore Little Italy and Chinatown, on a vigorous three-mile route.
Your tour begins in front of the 1898 San Francisco Ferry Building. From the wide-open spaces of The Embarcadero, you will find your way up the long and steep Filbert Steps. Climb the eastern slope of what was once a quarry, to discover the luscious Grace Marchant Gardens.
While scaling the Filbert Stairs, keep your eyes (and ears) open to spot feral cherry-headed or mitred conures (species originally from Central and South America), locally renowned Telegraph Hill dwellers.
From Pioneer Park at the peak of Telegraph Hill, you’ll stop at Coit Tower to see the murals that were renovated a few years ago. After the Tower stop, you’ll descend to Washington Park before exploring a selection of alleyways in North Beach and Chinatown.
The walk ends at the Powell Street BART/Muni station.
Walk SF’s monthly members walk begins on Sunday, June 18th from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. – 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