Excelsior Urban Hikes


Enjoy some of the most beautiful vistas in the city while exploring lesser-seen San Francisco neighborhoods with a local resident!

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We will hike to 1 of 3 locations central to the Excelsior district! 

The hike to Mount Davidson, the highest point in the city, is somewhat strenuous and about 2 hours roundtrip. There is a giant cross at the top of the hike with stunning views of the ocean and the city on clear days. 

The hike to the top of Bernal Hill goes through the Bernal Heights neighborhood. This gives excellent views of downtown and both Bay Bridges. 

The third option is a quick, steep hike to McLaren Park, through the Excelsior. This trip includes more graffiti art, looking for ducks at the pond at the top of the hike, and beautiful views of the Outer Mission district and downtown San Francisco from the top of the Excelsior neighborhood.

These hikes are equally spectacular at night, especially the view of the city and bay lights from Bernal Hill. :-D

*Snap the friendly pit bull doesn't like hot weather, so he may stay home on longer or hotter hikes :)

City: San Francisco
Who: Hikers 7+ years of age (your friendly dog OK) 
What: A vigorous hiking tour of city vistas from the Excelsior district, featuring Christina and her pit bull Snap!*
Where: A group choice of Mount Davidson, Bernal Hill, or McLaren Park. All hikes meet at the same Excelsior Bridge location on Mission Street.
Length: 2 hours
Perks: Gluten-free, mostly organic mini-picnic snacks & refreshments :) plus souvenir photos taken by your tour guide!
Note: Don't forget comfortable walking shoes and a jacket just in case! You may want to bring your camera too.