Bernal Heights Park has rocky-dirt trails and lots of dogs. Used to walk my own up here years ago.
Started from the east side at Bernal Heights Blvd. (first pic) up to the old microwave tower, now called “Bernal Heights Tower” on Google Maps (pic 2). It’s fenced off but with colorful graffiti inside; a narrow trail encircles it. Pic 3.
Unobstructed views from the park on all sides: Pix 4 thru 14.
There’s also a Labyrinth: 15, 16, 17.
Two convenient stairways on the south side descend from the park to Powhattan. The Andover (62 steps, long a favorite) was the one taken this time: 18 thru 24.
Next to this is the shorter Moultrie stairway: 25, 26.
Moving east, Ellsworth to Gates: 15 wood steps.
The Prentiss sidewalk steps, Powhattan to Chapman, were added within the last several years: 27, 28.
Foot of another of the newer stairways up near the park on the south slope: Nevada & Powhattan up to Chapman, called Nevada Open Space on Google Maps, last pic.
Bernal Heights has more stairways than any other SF 'hood.
Love the Castro neighborhood’s new rainbow crosswalk as seen from the #24 Divisadero bus on the way back from my hike; let’s have more of these. Color my world!