The southern end of the Barbary Coast
Trail begins at the Old U.S. Mint in the heart of downtown. From
there it heads north, weaving its way through San Francisco’s
most vibrant and historic neighborhoods to Aquatic Park.
3.8 miles (mostly flat or gently
Each end of the walking trail is
connected by the Powell-Hyde cable car line. So you can begin anywhere
on the trail and make you way back to where you started.
The trail is designated by 170
bronze medallions and arrows embedded in the sidewalk.
of the Gold Rush
• Largest collection
of historic ships in the U.S.
• Pony Express
• WWII submarine
• First Asian
temple in the U.S.
• Barbary Coast-era
• Old Mint, once
the “Fort Knox of the West”
• Gold Rush-era
• Oldest Catholic
cathedral west of the Rockies
• Gold Rush Museum,
featuring stagecoaches and Gold Rush mining implements
built by Silver King James C. Flood
Cable Car Line