Glen Canyon Park
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- 98%Outdoor Enthusiasts
- 73%Local Culture
- 73%Family Travelers
- 51%Spiritual Seekers
- 51%Business Travelers
- 51%Green Travelers
Member Reviews (8)
- Glen Canyon ParkMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 6Jan 22, 2014
Gayle and I took BART to Glen Park so that we could walk around the neighbourhood and enjoy a nice hike together up the Canyon. I lived in the City about 20 years ago and only discovered this large and scenic park only a few years ago. As it turned out, it was a great little explore and exercise excursion, and one that we would love to do more often. It's also a fun place to bring the dog.
The Park offers an experience of San Francisco's diverse terrains as they appeared before the intense development of the region in the late 19th and the 20th Centuries. The park incorporates free-flowing Islais Creek and the associated riparian habitat, an extensive grassland with adjoining trees that supports aviary breeding, striking rock outcrops, and arid patches covered by "coastal scrub" plant communities. Elevations in Glen Canyon Park range from approximately 225 feet (above sea level) at the south end of the park to 575 feet at the north end and along the east rim of the canyon.
Formal recreational facilities in Glen Canyon Park are mostly located at its southern end. These facilities include a community recreation center, ball fields and tennis courts, and playgrounds. The park is also well-used by local rock climbers. A lonely looking building about halfway up the canyon near Islais Creek serves as....?
The park is easily entered at its southeastern corner (we walked to the end of Chenery Street). Somewhat further north, there is a wooden stairway leading down into the park (the Sussex Street entrance). There are also trails leading into the park from the Diamond Heights Shopping Center.
Gayle and I also noticed that it was warm in the Canyon, while it was cool below in the Glen Park business district, and cold and foggy "upstairs" on Portola. We were also surprised as we walked back down along O'Shaughnessy on how much elevation we had climbed, as the hike up was so gradual that it almost seemed flat.
- Glen Canyon ParkMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 1Dec 05, 2013
An oasis in the city. It's where I go to get away, even if I'm not really outside of the city. Dogs are welcome on leash here, but most take them off leash because it's just that kind of a place.
There are baseball diamonds and tennis courts that are used once in an often. The park closes at 10pm, so even when it's night time, the walkways are lit at least until then.
The only downside is the mud after it rains.Recommended for:Outdoor Enthusiasts
- Glen Canyon ParkJul 04, 2012
I went to high school right on the edge of Glen Park, so I have plenty of fond memories. It's pretty big considering it's right in the middle of the city, you can get in a good hike here. This place is ideal for people with dogs. Plenty to explore, plus there's a rope swing!