Herb Caen Way, from China Basin to the Ferry Building
Trailhead: China Basin Park, next to the Barry Bonds Jr. Giants Field
Length: 2-4 total miles
Typical Width: 4 ft. & above
Typical Grade: Level
DescriptionStart your trip at China Basin Park, situated in what was once the docking area for Asian trade ships. Here you get a southern view of the San Francisco Giants' baseball stadium and the ferry terminal across McCovey Cove, where hundreds of game-goers arrive from across the bay. If children are with you, bring a ball and bat...
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The facilities listed below meet all of our access criteria unless otherwise noted.
Accessible Parking: Yes
Accessible Restroom: YesAt the Ferry Building (on busy days, and especially during farmers markets, there can be long lines) and near China Basin ferry landing, behind the Giants' stadium (these are mostly accessible, but there is a 90-degree turn into the main entry and the faucets are not operable with a closed fist). Accessible restrooms can also be found behind Pier 40 (the turnaround in the stall is a little tight), and free kiosk toilets are on the Embarcadero at Harrison St. and at the south end of Justin Herman Plaza.
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|Nearest City:||San Francisco|
|Hours:||Open 24 hours|
|Dogs:|| On leash|
Many owners take their dogs to play at South Beach Park. Dogs are allowed on leash on city sidewalks but not inside the children's play areas.
|Public Transportation:||San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (MUNI)|
|Useful Links:||Ferry Building Marketplace,San Francisco Giants|
Did You Know?
The stretch of San Francisco's waterfront from the Bay Bridge to Broadway--including the iconic Ferry Building--was cut off from the rest of downtown by the Embarcadero Freeway from 1959 until 1991, when the freeway was demolished after it was damaged in the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake.
Reviewed by Eileen Ecklund, February 15, 2013
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