Ascent of Bernal Heights on 2019-03-19

Climber: William Musser

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Tuesday, March 19, 2019
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Bernal Heights
    Elevation:460 ft / 140 m

Ascent Trip Report

I awoke early and took a Uber to get to the TH before sun rose. I wanted to get a few more hikes in and back to hotel in time to catch my flight. I was dropped off at Corner of Esmeralda and Winfield and headed up slope till the road dead ended at Elsie St and sure enough there was a set of old stairs that take you up into this park. Many trails are not steep but I found a very steep class 2 type un-maintained slope to bee line straight up the hill and get sunrise views near the large utility facility. Circling it ensure the highest ground outside of the heavily gated summit I joined at least 20 early morning joggers and ran down the east slope and then headed along an urban hiking journey to the next high-points in town. Another nice public space with great views.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:272 ft / 82 m
    Total Elevation Loss:295 ft / 89 m
    Round-Trip Distance:0.6 mi / 1 km
    Quality:6 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:212 ft / 64 m
    Distance:0.3 mi / 0.5 km
    Route:see GPS track
    Start Trailhead:248 ft / 75 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:295 ft / 89 m
        Loss Breakdown:Net: 235 ft / 72 m; Extra: 60 ft / 18m
    Gain on way out:60 ft / 18 m
    Distance:0.3 mi / 0.5 km
    End Trailhead:saddle between peaks  225 ft / 68 m
Ascent Part of Trip: San Francisco-1

Complete Trip Sequence:
1San Bruno Mountain2019-03-17 a1209 ft / 369 m
3Mount Davidson2019-03-17 c350 ft / 107 m
4Twin Peaks South Peak2019-03-17 d295 ft / 90 m
5Twin Peaks2019-03-17 e112 ft / 34 m
6Twin Peaks-North Peak2019-03-17 f100 ft / 30 m
7Tank Hill2019-03-17 g35 ft / 11 m
8Corona Heights Crag2019-03-17 h100 ft / 30 m
9Buena Vista Park High Point2019-03-17 j100 ft / 30 m
10Bernal Heights2019-03-19 a272 ft / 83 m
11Holly Hill2019-03-19 b120 ft / 37 m
12Visitacion Knob2019-03-19 c490 ft / 149 m
13Sign Hill2019-03-19 d386 ft / 118 m
15Coyote Point Recreation Area Highpoint2019-03-19 e147 ft / 45 m
Total Trip Gain: 3716 ft / 1133 m    Total Trip Loss: 2796 ft / 851 m

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