Sort of? Let’s call it an urban climb instead. This ‘hike’ is a little more strenuous than Bernal Hill, but it’s by no means a legit hike. I was breathy, but that lasted for a mere minute or two.
Anyone that needs a little break from the chaos below. Or someone that loves steps.
A quick and easy walk uphill and some stairs.
Any clear day in the city.
This starts at the corner of Market and 16th Street.
Take 16th Street uphill from Market and make a right on Flint. Pass the gated tennis courts and enter the path on your left side. Follow the path until you see a green sign and take the steps toward the right. The rest of the way is pretty clear. Since it’s a heavily used park, there are plenty of clear spots to sit and enjoy the silence!
Come back down the way you came OR keep going past the summit and descend on the other side of the park. You can also stop into the Randall Museum for a bit (we did not since it was closed and we had other plans). Hungry? Take a stroll to 16th and Sanchez and wait in line for a sandwich at Ike’s Place (I really enjoyed my Paul Reubens on Dutch Crunch). Perfect for a sunny afternoon.