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blue Upper Fisherman's Trail

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0.3 mile 0.4 kilometer point to point
54% Runnable
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 0' 0 m
Descent: -264' -80 m
High: 294' 90 m
Low: 30' 9 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 19% (11°)
Max Grade: 41% (22°)

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Trail shared by Phil DiGirolamo

A downhill trail to Black Sands Beach with expansive views of the bay, city, and Golden Gate Bridge.

Phil DiGirolamo

Features Birding · Swimming · Wildflowers

Runner Notes

Practice on the stairs for the Dipsea race, but be careful going down. Get a little sand running in as well.

Description

The trail down is steep with plenty of stairs. There are a number of places where the flora gets tall and it seems walled in. On a foggy day, the trail disappears ahead of you. On clear days, the beach below provides quite the reward. Become a beachcomber on the Black Sands Beach, take a dip in the Pacific Ocean, and have a picnic before you ascend to the parking lot.

There is limited parking in the lot at the trailhead, but it is worth arriving early or waiting for a space to open up.

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