Golden Gate Park


Top-Five Lists

Especially Pretty

Nice For A Picnic

Lesser-Known Areas

Particularly Private

Easy To Drive To

Out In The Open

In The Bushes

Good For A Quickie

For Screamers



17 - Whiskey Hill

Whiskey Hill is another area few people know about that's worth checking out. The hill is about a quarter-mile long, and the main path goes east-west along the ridge that spans the entire length of the hill. It's a pretty walk and easy to get to if you happen to be in that part of the park.

The east end of this path begins where MLK Jr. Drive intersects Kezar Drive. The path heads west from the intersection, going up the hill between the two roads. Take the path uphill about 75 yards and then veer left on a smaller path. Take this second path about another 75 yards. On the right side you'll see a flat dirt spot under a small tree.

This spot is shady and pleasant, and this side trail is small enough that you shouldn't have many people accompanying you. However, there's a bit of road noise here, so it's not quite as peaceful as some of the other places described in this book.


13 - Spreckels Lake

14 - 30th Avenue North

15 - Chain of Lakes Drive West

16 - Prayerbook Cross

17 - Whiskey Hill

18 - Horseshoe Pits

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