Thursday, March 26, 2015

Spring Run Club Sunday Trail Run (8ish miles) 06/28/15

We'll get things rolling with an easy 1/2 mile warmup run to Julius Kahn Park from A Runner's Mind (3575 Sacramento St).  

We'll do some range of motion drills in the park before starting the run.
Here's a link to the course map....
Spring Run Club Sunday Trail Run Course Map

Here's a description of said course...

Follow chalk markings indicating 'RC' with arrows on paved roads. Follow flour arrows on trail segments.
-Launch from Julius Kahn Park. Follow dirt trail towards Arguello.
-Veer RIGHT onto Ecology Trail and follow downhill.
-Follow Ecology Trail until it terminates in a parking lot behind the Presidio Inn.
-Follow chalk markings & head down a little flight of stairs just past the Presidio Inn and connect with Fernandez Street (there are signs at the bottom of the stairs).
-Follow Fernandez (it turns into Macarthur Ave after not too long) and then turn RIGHT to head up Lover's Lane. 

-Follow Lover's Lane until you see a sign for 'Liggett Ave'. Veer LEFT onto the dirt trail to connect to the 'wood line' portion of the trail.
-Follow the wood line trail all the way to the top and then turn right back onto the dirt trail and head back to Julius Kahn Park where the run started. THIS IS THE END OF THE FIRST LOOP!

-Follow dirt trail towards Arguello. Turn right on Arguello.   
-Shortly after turning right you will cross the street and veer left onto Bay Area Ridge Trail. 

-Continue on Bay Area Ridge Trail (Look for signs and flour markings) until you reach Cemetery Overlook. Descend the wooden stairs and connect with Park Trail. 

-Follow Park Trail downhill until you reach the intersection of Lincoln/McDowell. Turn around and follow Park Trail back uphill until you reach Amatury Loop.
-Turn RIGHT to get onto Bay Area Ridge Trail.
-You'll follow Bay Area Ridge Trail across Park Avenue. Roughly a 1/4 mile later look for flour markings on your RIGHT and continue following Bay Area Ridge Trail to Rob Hill Campground (it will be on your left). 
-At Rob Hill Campground, run on the paved path for a brief stretch and turn LEFT onto Washington Boulevard.   
-Continue running along the trail that runs parallel to Washington.

-Turn right at crosswalk to Immigrant Point Overlook. 
-At Immigrant Point Overlook take steps down to Lincoln Blvd
-Cross Lincoln Blvd. and turn LEFT on the dirt trail headed downhill.
-Run for roughly 1/4-1/2 mile until you see a trail on your right heading downhill. Veer right and follow this trail down towards Baker Beach.
-At the bottom of the hill, the trail veers LEFT in front of some bunkers adjacent to Baker Beach. Run past these bunkers and into the parking lot for Baker Beach.
-Run through the parking lot and follow Battery Chamberlain Road to Gibson Road. Turn LEFT on Gibson Road and head uphill until you reach Bowley Street. Turn RIGHT on Bowley Street and follow Bowley until it connects with Lincoln/El Camino Del Mar.
-Cross Lincoln/El Camino Del Mar. Run onto Lobos Creek Trail (look for chalk markings). This is a wooden pathway that you will follow behind the parking lot/buildings. 
-Eventually Lobos Creek Trail (the wooden portion) dead ends into a dirt/sand trail that you will follow RIGHT. Follow this dirt/sand trail until you run into Wedemeyer Street. 
-Turn LEFT onto Wedemeyer Street. Wedemeyer turns into Battery Caufield Road. 
-Follow Battery Caufield Road until you run into Washington Blvd. Turn RIGHT on Washington Blvd. 
-Turn LEFT on Compton and follow course markings back onto Bay Area Ridge Trail. 
-Turn RIGHT on Bay Area Ridge Trail and follow course markings all the way back to Julius Kahn Park for 8 MILES!

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