The San Francisco Embarcadero follows the path of the old State Belt Railroad, which transferred cargo from ships to main line railroads and cars onto ferries for trips across the bay. The tracks were extended through a tunnel under Fort Mason for construction of the World Expo and used by the Army during WWII. The tunnel is closed, but the trail is routed up over the hill and back down to the flats near Chrissy Field. The area is crowded with tourists and locals out to enjoy walking, running, and biking along the bay and green space areas of the city. Serious cyclists will want to use the bike lanes on the adjacent Embarcadero.
Parking and Trail Access
Transit is easily accessible in San Francisco and the F street car line runs up and down the Embarcadero for easy access to the many sights along the route. Free parking is available at Chrissy Field, and paid parking in the Pier 39, Fisherman's Wharf, and Pac Bell Stadium areas.