The SF Crosstown Trail is a 17-mile route connecting San Francisco neighborhoods, open spaces, and other major trails. It runs from Candlestick Point in the southeast corner of the city to Lands End in the northwest corner. The route is usable by both pedestrians and bicyclists, and it connects many parks, business districts, residential areas, and public transit.
Because the SF Crosstown Trail runs through many San Francisco neighborhoods, it has become a go-to destination for those wanting to get out and exercise while staying local during COVID-19.
Santa Cruz resident, Philips Patton, hiked the SF Crosstown Trail back in October and published a video about his experience. It provides a great overview of the trail. Check it out below!
Finding the Trail in OuterSpatial
OuterSpatial is the official mobile app for the SF Crosstown Trail, with up-to-date routes, georeferenced Paper Maps, cue sheets, updates on closures, and more.
If you’re planning on exploring the SF Crosstown Trail, follow this link to download and/or open the OuterSpatial app on your phone: https://outerspatial.link/0rzKcm92Yab. You’ll be taken directly to the SF Crosstown Trail screen in OuterSpatial, where you can view all of the hike and bike Outings — along with the associated cue sheets and Paper Maps. You can also follow the steps in this knowledge base article to find the SF Crosstown Trail using OuterSpatial Mobile's search tool.
Don’t forget to snap a photo using OuterSpatial’s share tool while out on the trail to share your experience with others!