Golden Gate Park: Mid Park Ramble
Hidden Gems, Rarely Visited

Neighborhood: Golden Gate Park


Discover fascinating, but seldom-visited features in the Park by hiking from the Music Concourse around Stow Lake and to the observatory ruins atop the second highest sand dune in San Francisco. Tour the Prayer Book Cross commemorating a little-known 16th century event and Lloyd Lake’s Portals of the Past, a haunting reminder of the tragedy of 1906.

Next Tours

  • Wednesday, June 19 at 10:30 am given by Charlie E.Sign Up
  • Saturday, June 29 at 10:30 am given by Joanna H.Sign Up
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Note: This walk is a serious hike of 3 miles with some steps, sand and uneven terrain. It involves elevation gain on unpaved paths and trails of several hundred feet of elevation gain. Good sturdy walking/hiking shoes with good tread are advised. Rain might make some trails muddy and impassable and, if heavy, may cancel.



Meet in front of entry gate to Japanese Tea Garden, Golden Gate Park music concourse.


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Please note: Private group tours required for groups of 8 or more.