Mount DavidsonCurrently Open
- Address: Mt Davidson San Francisco, CA 94127 USA, United States
- Timings: 24-hrs Details
- Time Required: 03:00 Hrs
- Tags: Outdoors, Nature
What city can do without a handy nearby mountain from which to gaze down on it? The 938-feet high Mount Davidson is the highest natural point of the city, and one of its more popular natural retreats.
It was almost urbanised in the early 20th century. Maddie Brown, president of the Commodore Sloat Elementary School PTA, thought that would be a tragic waste. So she got her students to flood the city Board of Supervisors meeting with flowers gathered from the hill.
The west side of the forest covered with blue gum eucalyptus planted by Adolph Sutro; the eastern side is wilder, with coastal scrub and grassland. The thick growth and tiny criss-crossing trails give the place a quite tropical feel. Both provide the mountain with an important bio-diversity of owls, racoons, bees, and hawks. In spring, the mountain bursts with color.
Its most striking feature is the 103 foot high cross at the summit. Every year at Easter a service is held at the cross. The cross is also famous for being the site of a scene from a Dirty Harry Movie. Today, it’s owned by the Council of Armenian American Organizations of Northern California, who bought it at a city auction to commemorate the 1915 Armenian genocide.
Mount Davidson Travel Tips
- Maps of the mountain’s walking trails may be found online.
How to Reach Mount Davidson
- Bus 43 stop: Miraloma Dr & Juanita Way
- Bus 36 stop: Myra Way & Reposa Way
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0.25% of people who visit San Francisco include Mount Davidson in their plan
50% of people start their Mount Davidson visit around 4 PM
People usually take around 3 Hrs to see Mount Davidson
95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Mount Davidson