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Was even more impressed with the Lower Historic Trail today than on my earlier visits. Heaven does exist – right here in mid-city San Francisco.
Started up via the Farnsworth stairway (149 steps – first photo) and south a couple blocks to the vehicle dead-end for Edgewood Ave. and the trailhead for the Edgewood Trail (second pic). Pleased this time to see that here and at the Stanyan trailhead “Significant Natural Resource” park-rules signs have been added.
Did the Edgewood, a bit of the Fairy Gates Trail, then around to check out the progress of the Aldea Community Center, a gorgeous building that appears nearly finished.
Up to the summit on the East Ridge Trail (third pic); down the North Ridge Trail; and onto the Lower Historic Trail out to Stanyan. This mountain’s trail system should be praised to the skies in every hiking magazine/article, all nature mags, etc. if this hasn't already been done.
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