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San Francisco Hike Details

  Golden Gate Park - Conservatory of Flowers  
Trail - Golden Gate Park - Conservatory of Flowers
12:30 pm

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Area San Francisco
Address Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, CA
Elevation n/a
Change n/a
Distance 2.41 km ( 1.50 miles )
Difficulty Easy
Special instructions   Come join us for a leisurely stroll around Golden Gate park! We'll be meeting at the entrance of the Conservatory of Flowers.

After the hike, we'll meet for lunch at the Beach Chalet restaurant:


If there's a small amount of rain (drizzles), the hike will go as planned. In the event of large amounts of rain, we'll skip the hike, and meet directly at the Beach Chalet for lunch at 12:30 p.m.

The Beach Chalet is located where Golden Gate Park meets the Pacific Ocean above the Park Visitor's Center.

1000 Great Highway @ Ocean Beach
San Francisco, CA 94121

If you have any questions, give me a call 650 773 6419.


Directions  From the East Bay - Napa, Solano, Contra Costa, and Alameda Counties
(Hwy 80)

1. Take Hwy 80 west across the Bay Bridge to San Francisco. Continue on Hwy 101 South.
2. Stay in the right-hand lanes and take the Golden Gate Bridge Exit.
3. After exiting, follow signs for Fell Street.
4. Go straight about four blocks and veer left on to Fell Street. Follow Fell Street to Golden Gate Park.
5. When Fell Street enters Golden Gate Park, veer right on to John F. Kennedy Drive.
6. The Conservatory will be on your right. Parking is in front of the building.

From the South Bay (Hwy 101)

1. Take Highway 101 North (Bayshore Freeway). Follow the signs for 101 North/Golden Gate Bridge. As you approach San Francisco, stay in the left lanes and follow the signs marked Civic Center/Golden Gate Bridge. Then follow the signs to the 9th Street Exit.
2. After exiting, go straight on 9th Street. Stay in the left lanes and drive about five blocks until you reach Market Street, where the left lanes of 9th Street turn into Hayes Street.
3. Continue on Hayes Street for about four blocks to Gough Street. Turn left on Gough, then after two short blocks, turn right onto Fell Street. Stay in the right lanes.
4. Veer right on to John F Kennedy Drive when Fell Street enters Golden Gate Park.
5. The Conservatory will be on your right.

From the South Bay (Hwy 280)

1. Take Highway 280 north; stay in the left lanes and take the Golden Gate Bridge exit onto 19th Avenue (north).
2. Stay on 19th Avenue for a little more than 3 miles.
3. Turn right (east) on Fulton Street.
4. Follow Fulton to 8th Ave. and make a right.
5. Turn left on John F Kennedy Dr. and follow this to the Conservatory, which will be on your left.

From the North Bay

1. Take 101 south over the Golden Gate Bridge
2. Exit immediately at Park Presidio/19th Avenue
3. Follow Park Presidio south to Cabrillo
4. Turn right on Cabrillo. Go one very short block
5. Turn left on 14th Ave. Go one block
6. Turn left on Fulton Street
7. Take Fulton to 8th Avenue. Turn right
8. Turn left at JFK Drive
9. Conservatory is two blocks down on left


Surrounding Streets
The streets which surround the Conservatory are John F. Kennedy Drive (south) and Conservatory Drive (north, west and east). Though most parking is free within Golden Gate Park, spaces can be limited and there are time limits, usually 3 to 4 hours.

Please note that on Sundays, Golden Gate Park closes many of its roads to cars.

The Good  Lot's to see and do.

The Bad  Parking is difficult around Golden Gate park on Sunday. Come early.

Where  Conservatory of Flowers
JFK Drive, Golden Gate Park
San Francisco, CA

Notes  We'll be meeting at the entrance of the Conservatory of Flowers, for a leisurely stroll around the park.
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Hike Dates
Past hikes
Mar 17th, 2013        Nov 29th, 2009        Jan 18th, 2009        Nov 23rd, 2008        Nov 2nd, 2008        

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