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Fun to see the City on foot!

Walked and ran some of this “trail” which actually an all paved walkway. Some parts of the path do not allow bikes/skateboards/scooters etc but people did anyway. Flat and easy path. Kid and dog safe. There are homeless along the path but not many and they didn’t bother anyway. If you have to go the bathroom there at least three public restrooms along the way. The harbor one (off the path near the hornblower ships) was the cleanest. I parked at the Embarcadero Marina Park parking lot, which is metered pay. Use a credit card (easiest) and it’s for 3 hours. Plenty of time to walk/run the path.

hiking
20 days ago

Update: Upgrading my review to 3 stars, since as of 6/5/18, the trailhead has been cleaned up! There were no cars parked in the lot, no one living/camping there, and the area around the bathrooms was pristine. I did see a rental bike down along the trail but didn’t investigate to see if there was anyone there. So I’m not sure if it’s completely safe now, but it looks much better than a couple weeks ago.

Original 1-star review:
While Presidio Park is absolutely gorgeous, and I enjoy walking near the Junipero Serra Museum, this was my first time using the designated trailhead off Taylor St, and I did not like it. Two out of five cars parked at the trailhead were clearly being lived in, and I felt uncomfortable as the occupants watched me park and walk toward the trail. I saw cots, sleeping bags, and junk strewn about behind the bathrooms. I started walking down the trail anyway, figuring that the trail itself would be fine (I picked the one branching off to the left), but a few steps in, a man jumped out of his camp in the bushes and onto the trail a short distance ahead of me. At that point, I felt spooked, returned to my car, and left. I don't mean any disrespect to those down on their luck, but as a woman hiking alone on this particular day, I was uncomfortable. Until the trailhead is cleaned up, this one's a NOPE for me. I'll gladly return to the area near the Junipero Serra Museum, but not the Taylor St. trailhead.

Really nice walk. My kids rode scooters and had a great time! The trail gets confusing at Indiana and Myrtle. Just head back on Park from that point unless you want to do some desert-like trail walking back to balboa park fountain

It’s a mellow stroll with great views.

It was a great walk!

walking
1 month ago

Some of those bridges are really neat. It is a great experience to walk around such a large part of city.

Parts of the trail are confusing by Balboa Park. Parts seemed unnecessary to me. Overall definitely worth doing once.

hiking
2 months ago

Suspension Bridge is hidden Gem!

hiking
2 months ago

Serene and peaceful! Green!

Easy, but boring for me minus the suspension bridge

Took a morning jog from Spanish Landing to Seaport Village. I avoided the crowds by going around 0830. View is beautiful of the bay. A good playlist and lots of sites to keep your mind busy as your walk, jog, run, or bike this route goes by quickly.

walking
4 months ago

Favorite walk. Used to walk this everyday when I lived in PB.

walking
4 months ago

Pleasant Walk, Loved the nice little shops around, lot of people and activities around... It would be great day out on sunny day here...

Very fun. Lots of interesting people and enjoyed the pier at sunset. Huge bubbles were super cool.

walking
4 months ago

Pretty easy and cool way to see the city. Wear supportive running shoes as it’s mostly all concrete and can be a pain with less than forgiving footwear just ask my feet

I took this walk at night for the serenity. it was very pleasant. the suspension bridge was very nice, the old houses and buildings were beautiful. Really nice time.

Easy walk, but beautiful views!

Lovely walk with lots of variety. Great coffee shops in Little Italy and an interesting boardwalk too.

only disappointment was the last bridge off of Georgia street was closed. looking forward to seeing it when renovations are finished

love this walk done it like 4 times already..

mountain biking
8 months ago

Great for people watching.

It was a fun walk with a few really cool bridges. I went on a Sunday and popped through the Hillcrest farmers market which was a fun surprise.

Fun with the kids

9 months ago

La caminata la sentí muy ligera. Entiendo que es un sendero urbano por lo tanto no puedes llevar un ritmo constante por el tráfico vehicular. El escenario es bonito, San Diego sabe mantener sus calles limpias y ordenadas. Encontré varias calles cerradas por construcción y falto pasar por un puente. El clima resulto favorable, estaba nublado. Seguí la ruta que marca la aplicación e hice 2.20 hrs en recorrer 5.2 millas.

walking
9 months ago

Nice walking tour, not the most scenic, but enjoyable to walk through some old neighborhoods. Farmers market on Sunday's well worth stopping at about halfway through hike, we enjoyed it overall.

walking
10 months ago

Had a great time looking at the bridges

walking
11 months ago

This was a a fun hike through city neighborhoods. If you start in Balboa Park and go clockwise, you will hit Hillcrest about halfway which is a great place to stop for brunch/lunch. If you go in Sunday, you will go past the Farmers Market on Normal Street which is also fun.

such a fun little city hike about. took kiddos and they loved it

This is an amazing trail! If you do it on Sunday you will also be directed straight to the farmers market! Bring water and running shoes! It's a long trail!

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