Ashbury Heights-Parnassus Heights-Buena Vista
Plum Blossom Special
Miles:     4.5
Hilliness, scale of 1-5:     5
Terrain:     City streets, some stairs
Starting near the eastern (inland) end of Golden Gate Park, this hike climbs up and down the hills of Ashbury Heights, Parnassus Heights below Mt. Sutro, and Buena Vista Park. It is especially lovely during plum blossom season in early spring, but at any time of year it offers many interesting and beautiful views of the city. Edgewood Avenue / photo: Alcantara-Allen
St. Ignatius and Lone Mountain, from Farnsworth Street / photo: Paula Barish Looking down Belmont Street / photo: Alcantara-Allen Mt. Olympus / photo: Paula Barish
Bougainvillea on Mt. Olympus / photo: Paula Barish A house on Edgewood Avenue / photo: Alcantara-Allen Trees in bloom / photo: Alcantara-Allen