Revised Maps Illustrate Final Bernal Hill Trail Restoration Plan

Slides and notes have now been posted from last week’s meeting about the San Francisco Recreation and Park Department’s Bernal Trails Project.

I wrote up my own notes last week, but I was waiting for Rec and Park to release their map of the final trail proposal, which you can now see above. I made a Google Earth overlay of the previous version of the map, so… here’s an update! (KML, requires Google Earth.) As noted in the earlier post, Google Earth’s terrain model is somewhat lacking in detail, but it nevertheless illustrates the proposed changes with more dimensionality than a flat map.

I tried to match these screenshots to a couple of the gorgeous photos from the Bernalwood Air Force’s recent aerialĀ reconnaissance mission. This pair shows the proposed new north-slope trail alignment:

NOW:

Above Bernal Heights

PROPOSED:

This view from the southwest shows a steep trail up to the top, above the Esmeralda stairs. The upper portion will likely be closed for erosion control. According to Rec & Park’s meeting notes, “existing trails denoted by dashed lines will either be decommissioned if they contribute to erosion or loss of habitat or be left in place but be unimproved.”

NOW:

Above Bernal Heights

PROPOSED:

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2 Responses to Revised Maps Illustrate Final Bernal Hill Trail Restoration Plan

  1. chuck b. says:

    What about dirt biking on the eastern end? I’ve seen kids do that (and by kids I mean guys in their 20s). Will it be disallowed? I can’t imagine it ever being enforced. I mean, right? As if! Well, that seems like an erosion issue.

    Anyway, it all looks good to me so far.

  2. sula says:

    How about some signage for those too lazy to either pick up their dog’s poop or carry their bags to the numerous garbage cans

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