San Francisco Walk: Bay Bridge to Golden Gate

I've really started to enjoy walking since I moved to San Francisco. A fun, but somewhat exhausting, walk I've done before was from the Bay Bridge to the Golden Gate Bridge. On Saturday, I wandered along the Embarcadero just to get coffee at the Ferry Terminal, but since it was a nice day, just kind of kept on going. Five and a half hours later, I arrived back home with slightly sore feet...

Since I like to engage geek foo with such things, I plotted out the route of this walk (in blue; the red line is another long walk I took last year) on Google Maps:

All in all, it was a great walk. Had some really nice euphoric moments. My iPod was playing uplifting songs, the sun was setting over the Golden Gate Bridge, and it felt pretty good to be living here...

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  1. Hi, I did the same walk last Friday whilst I was in San Francisco for VMworld. Have you worked out how far it is? it is a very nice walk.


  2. I'll be visiting SF and I want to do a walking tour of both bridges. Is there a walking path on the Bay Bridge? I can't seem to find information about it. Thanks!

  3. There's no public walkway across the Bay Bridge. However, when driving you can stop off at Treasure Island, which is between the two spans of the bridge for some great views of the city. For a walk with good views of the Bay and the Bay Bridge, you can't go wrong with the Embarcadero. You can walk along several of the piers on Embarcadero too, and get a pretty good view of downtown SF.