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, California 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.

DISTANCE
4.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
36 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

wheelchair friendly

kid friendly

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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.

1 day ago

walking
20 days ago

There's a detour at the Wharf due to construction, so you have to walk through a park instead. A bit disappointing hearing the rush of water behind the construction fence and knowing you can't walk there, but a decent walk nonetheless. I started at sundown so most of the walk was at night-- it was well lit and safe, and perfect temperature to walk in without getting overheated.

26 days ago

walking
26 days ago

3 months ago

walking
4 months ago

Walk on the North (water) side of Embarcadero and you can walk unimpeded by traffic lights. You can still catch a few glimpses of Fisherman's Wharf in between the tourist traps. Beautiful views of the Bay, Angel Island, Alcatraz, and Telegraph Hill

5 months ago

walking
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10 months ago

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

10 months ago

More of a touristy walk but interesting!

walking
Monday, May 23, 2016

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

Monday, May 02, 2016

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

Friday, April 29, 2016

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

walking
Thursday, March 17, 2016

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.

Monday, March 07, 2016

trail running
Monday, February 29, 2016

canoeing
Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

road biking
Saturday, September 26, 2015