Japanese Tea Garden/Stow Lake/Strawberry Hill
Neighborhood: Golden Gate Park
Our free (donations welcome!), regularly scheduled tours are open to the public
but NOT open to parties of 8 or more.
If you plan to bring 8 or more walkers to a regular tour,
click here for more information on booking private group tours.
We'll start with a tour of the Japanese Tea Garden, then climb up to Stow Lake. We'll explore San Francisco's second highest sand dune, a place known as "the island," even before it was surrounded by water. See a waterfall funded by a railroad tycoon and a nesting tree for California's largest water bird. We'll cross the Roman Bridge and hike up the Carriage Path to the top of Strawberry Hill, the site of the Sweeny Observatory and then descend down Huntington Falls to the Taipei Pavilion. This tour may be abbreviated, at the discretion of the guide, due to weather.
Friday, December 26 at 9:30 am given by Don McLaurin
This tour is also scheduled on those dates in the calendar below (after the map) where the tour time
is indicated (in red). You can advance to future months by clicking the >> symbol in the calendar
Meet inside the Tea Garden Gate in Golden Gate Park. Tea Garden admission is free.
This tour is offered all year
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Coordinator(s): Don McLaurin, Jay Streets
Guide(s): Linda Ackerman, Linda Cahill, Charles Eckberg, Ted Evans, Don McLaurin, Maureen Rogers