The seven bridges hike is a semi-established hiking path through several neighborhoods of urban San Diego. Banker Hill, Golden Hill, Hillcrest, Balboa, and North Park are all visited along the way. At each bridge I will provide a brief history and trivia about that feature. The hike allows for the observation of different architectural examples, urban gardenscapes, tucked away historical neighborhoods, and a pretty decent workout. At the end of the hike we will arrive at Great Maple restaurant where anyone who wishes would be welcome to stay for brunch following the hike. I will have a reservation for up to the full group.
Hike leader: KJ Archer
Date: June 26th, 2022 at 9am
Location: Start at Vermont St Bridge @ approx. 4071 Vermont St, San Diego, CA 92103
Parking: Residential street parking is available but expect it to be limited and include a small walk to the starting point. Alternatively, the Hub shopping center is located across the Vermont street bridge.
Length of hike: Due to various construction projects ongoing in the area the hike can vary between 5.5 and 6.2 miles. The exact length and path will be provided closer to the date of the hike so construction paths can be verified.
Fees: None except for optional brunch at the end of the hike
Difficulty: Easy to moderate. Some steep hills and inclines and a few stairs but no technical terrain. Elevation gain roughly 350 feet. Nearly all paved asphalt/concrete. The Spruce Street Suspension bridge does sway a noticeable amount. People with unstable gait or fear of heights should be aware of this.