The Embarcadero to Fisherman's Wharf

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The Embarcadero to Fisherman's Wharf is a 4.5 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near San Francisco, CA that offers scenic views and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

4.5 miles 38 feet Out & Back

dog friendly

wheelchair friendly

kid friendly

birding

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hiking

nature trips

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The Embarcadero, which traces San Francisco's eastern shoreline, memorably demonstrates the good that can come from a natural disaster. After the 1989 earthquake, the old freeway was torn down, replaced by a breezy, beautiful promenade. Now you can stroll along the waterfront, past redeveloped piers, all the way to Fisherman's Wharf.

10 days ago

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4 months ago

Touristy, but fun to walk and stop in the shops for souvenirs or delicious food.

4 months ago

More of a touristy walk but interesting!

walking
6 months ago

Go early to miss the crowds, but if people watching is your thing, it's gold

7 months ago

Plenty of people watching and can be very crowded. Overall a nice place to walk.

7 months ago

This is a must-see for SF. Great little touristy walk to just have fun with.

walking
8 months ago

There are many shops here. Go see the sea lions at one of the piers, can't think of the exact one off hand, and fight the crowds. Or at least fight them in June. The weather will be a lot cooler than you would think so if you are cold-natured, bring a light jacket.

9 months ago

walking
1 year ago

I'm a native so I pretty much don't visit the tourist spots unless I'm showing company the city. Yet, it's an SF must see. There's been a trend of casualizing the area. The Franciscan used to be a place to dress up to...as was ASabella's which is now an Applebees. Nothing wrong with that, but the area is changing.

1 year ago

1 year ago

walking
3 years ago

Great place to spend a few hours or most of the day.

hiking
3 years ago

Great place to go. Not to sure how it is considered a trail, but great place to go to

scenic driving
5 years ago

Tourist area with great views. Plenty of places to go, and hotels to choose from.

walking
5 years ago

I generally don't like urban trails, but who could dislike the San Fancisco Bay? I was even sick when I walked this, and I still liked it. The SF waterfront and all the urban and marine scenes made this a truly memorable walk. Remember, if you want to make a side trip to Alcatraz, it is very popular, and the tours require reservations.