I've never actually officially followed the Barbary Coast Trail in San Francisco, but in one way or another have probably done most of it. I do love these signs.
From the days of the Gold Rush and the Barbary Coast, to the 1906 earthquake and the Beat renaissance, San Francisco’s history is rich with dynamic events and storied characters. The Barbary Coast Trail® is a San Francisco walking tour that connects the City’s most important historic sites, drawing you into a world of gold seekers and railroad barons, writers and visionaries, shanghiers and silver kings.
A series of bronze medallions and arrows embedded in the sidewalk connect the Barbary Coast Trail’s historic sites. Along a 3.8-mile path (mostly flat or gently sloping), the trail weaves its way through Downtown, Union Square, Chinatown, Portsmouth Square, Jackson Square Historic District, Old Barbary Coast, Beat San Francisco, North Beach, Telegraph Hill, Coit Tower, Fishermans Wharf, San Francisco Martime Historical National Park, Ghirardelli Square and Nob Hill.
We pretty much covered all this territory when The Nat visited in June. Scrapped with Social Scrap and Teen Talk by Maya de Groot. The pictures in the background of the Transamerica Tower and Union Square were taken on the morning we took the cable car ride, before the fog had burned off.