Don’t stay cooped up inside — get out and walk the entire 49 Mile Scenic Drive in just 17 bite-sized Walks!
The Official, Award-winning Guidebook Here:

Take the 2021 “San Francisco Adventure” challenge. WALK the entire route—in one year!

It’s the new SF “thing”—WALKING the historic Drive—in bite-sized chunks.
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NEW: The 3 most iconic walks along
SF’s 49 Mile Scenic Drive are
now available in a gps-guided APP!

Watch the demo video

NEW Chinatown, Nob Hill North Beach Walking APP

Download the app and enjoy fun tours through
—Chinatown, Nob Hill, North Beach
—Golden Gate Park
—The Presidio
with this exclusive self-guided walking app


Foreword by Brian Boitano

“The perfect guidebook for both visitors and long-time residents.”
~Brian Boitano, Olympian, World Champion Figure Skater, and Proud San Francisan
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EXPLORE San Francisco

This fun, new guide turns SF’s historic 49-mile city loop into 17 enchanting walks — taking visitors and natives alike on an adventure past the city’s most popular sights, fascinating neighborhoods, and breathtaking vistas.

Laughing Sal San Francisco


Of course the book covers the SF history, heroes, and neighborhoods along the route—but it’s also packed with (laugh or cringe) tabloid-style fun facts and shocking history many natives don’t know.

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Everything you need: detailed maps, points of interests, Victorian architecture tips, bus routes, parking, hidden and must see SF gems—plus step counts, mile distances, hill steepness rating, weather tips, and more.



Whether you take a few walks or all the walks, this is a great adventure for families, couples, walkers, visitors and locals—and a healthy, green way to tour the best of San Francisco—all in 17 witty walks.
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What is San Francisco’s 49 Mile Scenic Drive?


In 1938 San Francisco created a “49 mile” loop-trail around the city to show off the best of San Francisco to visitors attending the 1939 Golden Gate International Expo. It was a hit.  (more history…)

People who love SF have been following those 100+ retro seagull signs around SF ever since.

Now a new generation has reinvented the historic route as a green, healthy walking adventure!

Instead of zooming by San Francisco’s most picturesque spots in a closed car, you are invited to explore her breathtaking and quirky locales face-to-face, one step at a time—hiking through her parks, along the cliffs, through forgotten neighborhoods, and past treasured SF landmarks.

So go ahead, grab this turn-by-turn guide… grab your family, a friend, a hot date, or your dog… and start WALKING San Francisco’s 49 Mile Scenic Drive.

Meet the authors —at book signings, presentations, events and more


In 2013, Authors Kristine Poggioli and Carolyn Eidson became the first people known to WALK SF’s 49 Mile Scenic Drive—which launched them into a new healthy lifestyle including a combined 75 lb weight loss. …more
NEWS: Winners of the 2018 Oscar Lewis Award from the San Francisco History Association …more

Carolyn Eidson & Kristine Poggioli

We fell in love with the City all over again while exploring the 49 Mile route. We hope you will too!

What other people are saying:

“I can’t tell you how fun this was and what a good time I had. The book is TERRIFIC. I can hardly wait to do more of these walks. I loved all the tidbits of information you gathered and feel like I know this beautiful city so much better now.”

“I would absolutely do Walk 11 again. It was a fantastic walk. The Stow Lake portion is a whole walk in itself and great for dogs. Loved the waterfall and view from the top of Strawberry Hill and all the historical facts.”

Walking San Francisco's 49 Mile Scenic Drive book cover

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