The three wood ones aren’t yet completely walkable. When these unfinished stairways are completed will do staircounts ’n pix for each.
Glen Canyon is a six or so block walk from the Glen Park BART station. Over Bosworth at the Lippard skyway, pic 3, passing the Burnside stairway from Bosworth down to Paradise, pic 4.
The lower Canyon is the place to find plenty of damselflies. Butterflies too; and birdsong.
From the Canyon floor just past the boardwalk, took the 61 steps up alongside the stairway on the south side, the one that still has that annoying black fencing all along its length, tall grasses and wildflowers now on the other side, pic 5.
This was to check on a favorite trail to see if it was still there; it is. Had earlier noticed an area surrounded by more of that black fencing, but whatever this is turned out to be below the aforementioned trail.
This trail (pic 6) passes under some trees and eventually curves up to Christopher Park at the Canyon’s east rim next to the Diamond Heights Shopping Center.
Continued up the trail, noticing ahead two new partly constructed wood stairways winding down from the uppermost trail that’s just below Christopher Park. Looks like they’ll merge at the main trail: 7 (north), 8, 9 (south).
Last time I was here, the steps of the old main stairway, the park’s longest, that steeply descended into the canyon from its east edge had been removed. There are now some new steps that start down, but I hit an orange-plastic-fenced dead-end. As of this post one can’t go up this way to get to Christopher Park (pix 10, 11). Will check back in a month or so. Steps may actually start at the edge of Christopher Park now instead of a little way down.
Down the stairway on the north side of the climbing rocks (68 steps: 12 thru 19) and back into the lower Canyon, moving north: 20, 21.
Up to a higher trail, pic 22. Between the two trails that descend to the Canyon floor from here, noticed this sign re notice to apply “pesticides” (pic 23).
Upon crossing the creek on the way to the northern trail I like, the black fencing was still there. This delightful berrytrail (24, 25) has been cleared a bit more since my last visit but still hits an impenetrable tangle just past the end of the school playing field’s chainlink fence. A park infosign states that a trail extension is planned out to Portola and up Twin Peaks. Hoping they’ll leave us hikers some treelimbs to step over, reach up to, sit on, and duck under.
Out of the park on the old wood stairway up to Elk (38 steps, pic 26), crossing over onto Sussex at Diamond Heights Blvd. in upper Glen Park, a favorite neighborhood.
Sussex & Van Buren, pic 27.
Ohlone Way, a short alley from Sussex down to Surrey, pic 28.
Onto Lippard from Surrey, in front of a house here is this new attraction: pic 29.
A half-seen mural on the side of a house at Lippard near Chenery, pic 30; a cactus bloom, same home, last pic.