OLLI Hikers Fri Mar 18, 11am-1:15pm - McLaren/Philosophers Hike

When: March 18, 2016 - 11:00am to 12:15pm

McLaren Park Hike

  • Date:  Friday March 18th, start at 11 am ( and conclude around 1:15 pm)
  • Meeting Place: plaza at Wilde Overlook Tower on Mansell between Dartmouth and University 
  • Muni Service to this place--29 Sunset
  • Adequate free parking also available 
  • Hike will start and stop at Mansell between Dartmouth and University
  • Rec and Park maintained restrooms at start and end place, at Jerry Garcia Amphitheater, and at McNab Lake
  • Hike will follow some of the famous Philosopher's Trail, but will also use some of the abundant trails through the park.
  • Overall distance is moderate but the hike does contain some strenuous segments
  • We will be able to view from our trails the five SF Neighborhoods contiguous to the park
  • These are Visitacion Valley, Sunnydale, Crocker Amazon, Excelsior and Portola
  • All of these neighborhoods contain many restaurant possibilities, but no food vendors exist in the park
  • Quite spectacular views of the City will also be available throughout the hike.
  • We will see abundant wildlife and waterfowl, as well as quite wonderful natural flowers
  • The park has many existing outdoor facilities, benches and tables, to accommodate hiking groups
  • Consider bringing your lunch and enjoy the outdoor facilities the Park offers
  • SF DPW is doing some work on Mansell but there shouldn't be any issues with us.

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Meeting Place: plaza at Wilde Overlook Tower on Mansell between Dartmouth and University