FREE Walking Map of San Francisco’s 49 Mile Scenic Drive
The Official 49 Mile Scenic Drive WALK is different from the car route in a few spots.
For example, the Drive goes onto the I-280 Freeway—which walkers can’t do. Not to worry. On the few car-only spots of the Drive, the official “walk” we’ve created in the guidebook reroutes the trail to safer (often prettier) walking paths where possible. And we happily share the new walking route with everyone, for free. (see link below)
The route officially begins and ends at City Hall, but you can pick it up anywhere you like, walk it in any order, walk as many or few miles as you wish.
The point is to get out there and hike a new neighborhood, get some exercise, walk and talk and connect with your walking mate—and rediscover and enjoy one of the most beautiful cities in the world.
Of course, if you want a turn-by-turn guide with info on:
- Muni routes
- SF history along the route
- points of interest
- hill steepness rating
- great spots to begin and end the 17 neighborhood walks
- bonus scenic side trips
—and all the details to break all 49 miles down into 17 wonderful, bite-size walks—the guide book is available here.
So go ahead, take the challenge to walk the entire 49 Mile Drive in one year— or do it over a 5 day visit (Yes, many people have!)—or walk it in any way you want—and when you finish, the bragging rights will be yours forever.
The walking route is highlighted in red (if blue driving map is highlighted, simply click the “WALK: 49 Mile Scenic Drive” box to see the official 49-mile walking route). download google map
(NOTE: points-of-interest are not included on the google map, this just has the basic route).
Our free walking map of San Francisco’s 49 Mile Scenic Drive, also includes the 49 Mile “Driving” map—for driving in your car.
If you really want to drive it instead of walk it…. go ahead… we won’t judge. Just click the box “DRIVE: 49 Mile Scenic Drive” on the map to see the official driving route highlighted in blue (there is a timesaving short-cut version of the drive in the back of the guidebook).
You can also toggle back and forth between the Drive and Walking maps.
San Francisco’s 49 Mile Scenic Drive is a wonderful way for locals and visitors alike to see the best of San Francisco—and has been for 80 years.