Walking San Francisco, 49 Mile Scenic Drive


The mission of Walking San Francisco, 49 Mile Scenic Drive, is to introduce a new generation to SF’s historic 49 Mile Scenic Drive by turning it into a green, healthy WALKING adventure and telling the SF history all along the route

Kristine Poggioli: native, copywriter, U. C. Berkeley History Major. Carolyn Eidson: filmmaker, comedian, SF Scooter Girl, passionate Weight Watcher Leader. Kristine and Carolyn are the first people known to have walked the entire SF 49 Mile Scenic Drive – not in one day (sheesh!) – over one year.

They did it by breaking the route into 17 three mile walks. They had so much fun and saw so many new things they turned the adventure into a guide book. Walking San Francisco’s 49 Mile Drive is full of helpful maps, points of interest, and tons of SF history.

Featured Fun

Sunday, September 27, 2020 at 10:00AM – (Virtual) The 49 Mile Scenic Drive

Come celebrate San Francisco’s famous, 80-year-old, 49-mile loop trail around the city (and its totally cool pop icon, the seagull sign) during this fun, lively, history-packed virtual tour by the authors of “Walking San Francisco’s 49 Mile Scenic Drive.”

You’ll hear stories of San Francisco heroes and villains, from Crocker’s Spite Fence to the Freeway Revolt heroes; the origin of the “Drive” at the 1939-1940 Golden Gate International Exposition; about hidden gems such as the Warrior statue under the 101 freeway and lesser known tales of the Broderick-Terry duel site, buffalo soldiers in the Philippines, and more. Additional quizzes and sing-a-longs are fun for the whole family.

These are the authors who inspired the ongoing challenge to WALK the drive in one year, and whom the San Francisco Chronicle hailed as the “foremost experts on the Drive.” You won’t want to miss this excursion available from the comfort of your own homes.

This event is free but pre-registration is required.