Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Bernal Heights Hill and the Mission District, San Francisco: 25 January 2017

Bernal Heights Hill and the Mission District are contiguous and are located in the eastern area of San Francisco; near San Francisco Bay. This little ramble started on 16th Street in the Mission District and traveled south on Alabama Street, past Precita Park, to Bernal Heights Hill. After a short cruise around the hill, I descended to the Bernal Heights neighborhood. The ramble ended in the Mission District at 24th Street.



A view from the north side of Bernal Heights Hill. Click on the image to see the full-size photograph.

This photo was taken from Sanchez Street. Bernal Heights Hill is straight ahead. The Mission District is to the left of the hill. The view is looking southeast. Click on the image to see the full-size photo.

This is the original Mission Police Station; it was built in 1902 and is located at 3057 17th Street. The building ceased being used as a police station in 1950, at which time the San Francisco police department relocated the Mission Police Station to a larger facility at 1240 Valencia Street. Click on the image to see the full-size photograph.

The northwest corner of 24th Street and Alabama Street in the Mission District. Click on the image to see the full-size photo.

Bernal Heights Hill is straight ahead; the view is looking southwest. Click on the image to see the full-size photograph.

This photo, taken from Bernal Heights Hill, is looking northeast. Click on the image to see the full-size photo.

This view from Bernal Heights Hill is looking east. Oakland is visible across San Francisco Bay. Click on the image to see the full-size photograph.

This view from Bernal Heights Hill is looking west. Diamond Heights Hill and Mount Davidson are visible, as is Billy Goat Hill which is straight ahead at the terminus of 30th Street. Click on the image to see the full-size photo.

Precita Park. Click on the image to see the full-size photograph.

An aerial view of Bernal Heights Hill looking east. I do not know the name of the person who took this picture, unfortunately. Please email me if you know his or her name. Click on the image to see the full-size photograph.

The distance traveled was approximately 5 miles (8 kilometers). Mile markers are displayed on the GPS generated track. The cumulative elevation gain was about 746 feet (227 meters). Click on the image to see the full-size map.

This graph shows the elevation changes encountered during the hike. Click the image to see the full-size chart.


“A camera is a tool for learning how to see without a camera.” -Dorothea Lange


The first volume of the San Francisco Bay Area Photo Blog contains galleries of photographs that were posted on the Internet between 2002 and 2011. Click Here to view these photo galleries.

Panasonic GX7 camera body mounted with a Panasonic 14-42mm lens was used to take these photographs.

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