Starting up the east side of Glen Canyon a slightly different way than usual, one of several ways to ascend.
First, the main westside trail from Bosworth at the south end of the park: 1 thru 9
Crossing IslaisCreek to the east side: 10
Canyon stairs alternate with short dirt trails. 126 steps this time: 11 thru 28
At one of the trail signs, the trail turns for a short south to north stretch. This high-up trail has 17 steps.
There's now has a spectacular array of wildflowers here: yellow oxalis, yellow mustard flowers, a few wild radish blooms, orange California poppies, and some kind of little purple flowers to the left and right, all on a bed of green. My favorite time of year. 29 thru 43
The trail leads to the last stretch, 92 steps more to Christopher Park in Diamond Heights. 44 thru 64
Total steps for this route: 235 from the main trail up the east side.
Christopher Park: 65 thru 70
Down one of the short stairways to the Diamond Heights Shopping Center, 15 steps: 71