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Bay Area Ridge Trail: Lake Merced to Stern Grove

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San Francisco's natural side.


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4.3

Miles

6.9

KM

Point to Point

255' 78 m

High

33' 10 m

Low

375' 114 m

Up

175' 53 m

Down

2%

Avg Grade (1°)

41%

Max Grade (22°)

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Description

From John Muir Drive, this Bay Area Ridge Trail segment offers an opportunity to experience the natural side of San Francisco. On a mostly level route, you travel the length of Lake Merced, pass through residential neighborhoods, walk, run or ride by another freshwater lake in a sunny and protected glen, and visit iconic Stern Grove, home of the city's beloved summer concert series there.

This trail description is excerpted from the 2019 Bay Area Ridge Trail Guidebook. For details on all trails, trailheads and more buy the book from Wilderness Press.

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Bay Area Ridge Trail Staff

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