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What To See
20 historic sites
5 history museums
Historic sailing ships
Lively pubs
Outdoor cafes
Panoramic views

Trail Overview

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.

Walking Length
3.8 miles (mostly flat or gently sloping).

Cable Car
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.

Trail Markers
The trail is designated by 170 bronze medallions and arrows embedded in the sidewalk.

Trail Highlights
Birthplace of the Gold Rush
Largest collection of historic ships in the U.S.
Pony Express Headquarters site
WWII submarine
First Asian temple in the U.S.
Barbary Coast-era shanghaiing den
Old Mint, once the “Fort Knox of the West”
Gold Rush-era buildings
Oldest Catholic cathedral west of the Rockies
Gold Rush Museum, featuring stagecoaches and Gold Rush mining implements
Mansion built by Silver King James C. Flood
Hyde-Powell Cable Car Line
Bronze plaque

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