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Mount Davidson Park, CA

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Difficulty 1 of 5
Distance One Way 2 miles
Trailhead Elevation 785 feet
Elevation Gain 146 feet
Accumulated Gain 395 feet
Kokopelli Seeds 3.32
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Mount Davidson is the highest point in San Francisco with elevation of 931 ft. Mount Davidson Park sits atop of the mountain and is mostly covered with forest while the mountain slopes are partially occupied by neighborhoods. There are several trails in the park totally about 2 miles in length. Seven access points provide opportunity to vary elevation gain to get to the top from 146 ft (along the fire road starting on Dalewood Way) to 395 ft (starting from Juanita Way).

Vista point on the east side of the mountain provides views of Mount Sutro, Twin Peaks, downtown, Potrero Hill, the bay and San Bruno Mountains. On the very top of the mountain there is a 103 ft high concrete cross that was originally built by the city to commemorate the early California pioneers. In 1990-s there was a series of legal battles and it was ruled by the court that presence of the cross on City land violates the California Constitution. So the cross and a land under it was put for an auction and the highest bidder was the Armenian Council. So now the cross commemorates the victims of the 1915 Armenian genocide.

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2018-07-14 HAZ_Hikebot

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    Paved - Car Okay

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    There is no dedicated parking. Park on the streets where allowed near access points. Trailhead pin points to the fire road entrance.
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