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Free Guided Trail & Nature Walk | Golden Gate Park

Every 1st Saturday
Saturday, August 3, 2019 - 10:00 am to 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE
Stow Lake | Stow Lake, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco


Free Guided Trail & Nature Walk | Golden Gate Park

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Explore SF’s natural areas with a free guided nature walk while socializing with new friends, feeling fit, and finding new inspiration in our city’s native plants and wildlife.

All walks start at 10:00am are Free, and require no pre-registration.

Free Saturday Nature Walks | Schedule

  • Golden Gate Park / Stow Lake (First Saturday of Month) at the Boathouse in Golden Gate Park
  • Lake Merced (Second Saturday of Month) at the Boathouse 1 Harding Road
  • McLaren Park (Third Saturday of Month) at University & Mansell
  • Herons Head (Fourth Saturday of Month) at Jennings Street off Cargo way

saturday trail walks

You’ll start with energizing stretches to warm up the body and a short feature on the health benefits of nature.  This activity is perfect for those who want an introduction to hiking or an excuse to get back into it. Meet other like-minded hikers while staying healthy in our parks.

For a more enjoyable walk, remember to dress comfortably, wear walking shoes, bring water and use sunscreen.

Please check local weather forecasts; trail walks will be canceled due to rain or unsafe conditions.


Event Details


Cost: FREE
Categories: Walks & Tours
Venue: Stow Lake
Address: Stow Lake, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco

Saturday, August 3, 2019

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