San Francisco Embarcadero

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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.


Great Urban Bike Route

   July, 2015 by nmrhoads

Hits many of the highlights of San Francisco with amazing views on clear days. GG bridge, Alcatraz, Bay Bridge and Coit Tower are just a few of landmarks you will see. Bring layers though as temperature/wind can change very quickly along the water. Also, more

Golden Gate

   June, 2014 by julialewis

I was the first time in San Francisco and its the best trail to see highlights of the city. We stayed at a hotel on Richardson Ave, just a few minutes from Golden Gate Bridge. We booked it at . We also went to the more

   May, 2013 by summersclan

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