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Calendar, Sports/Outdoors Green Scene

Green Scene

WED-SUN 3/16-20 Every spring, local green thumbs converge on the annual San Francisco Flower & Garden Show. With more than six acres of lush landscapes, 26 themed gardens, and 100,000 plants for sale, surely you can find a sprout to…
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Calendar, Sports/Outdoors Parks Reborn

Parks Reborn

SAT 9/11 Less than a decade ago, San Francisco's southeastern waterfront was a deserted industrial wasteland, its shoreline strewn with trash, used needles, and old tires that sat within sniffing distance of the toxic Hunters Point Shipyard. But thanks to…
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Best of San Francisco, Sports & Recreation

Best Scenic Races

www.envirosports.org Every course in an EnviroSports race is chosen for its scenic qualities. The contests are held on trails in Muir Woods, Tennessee Valley, Big Basin, and various other parks in the Bay Area; most are offered in three distance…
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Calendar, Sports/Outdoors Not Boring Boards

Not Boring Boards

THURS 1/22 Townsend Street used to be at the town's end. Fifth and Mission was sand-covered hills. Harrison Street was a marsh. Even if you know these facts already, you probably haven't looked at large-scale photographic evidence of them –…
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Calendar, Sports/Outdoors Our Fishy Friends

Our Fishy Friends

SAT 12/27 A local legend claims that salmon were once so abundant in Muir Woods' Redwood Creek that one could practically walk across the water on their backs. But because of a misguided 1930s Civilian Conservation Corps project that accidentally…
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Best of San Francisco, Sports & Recreation

Best (Uncrowded) Redwood Forest

Compared to its wildly popular cousin, Muir Woods, this stately grove of 150-year-old redwoods -- just over the ridge from Skyline Drive -- is relatively unknown, which translates into big-time tranquillity for nature lovers. (It's actually possible to stand still…
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Best of San Francisco, Sports & Recreation

Best Day Hike

If you haven't yet hiked the extraordinary Steep Ravine Trail, you're missing one of the great scenic wonders of the Bay Area -- a lush, fern-shrouded redwood canyon of ravishing beauty. And Steep Ravine is only one of the natural…
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