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
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.
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
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.”