Easy, Great for Beginners
4.6 miles for the loop
Good to Know
Start near Georgia Street and Polk Avenue. Cross over the recently reopened Georgia Street Bridge and do a loop through Balboa Park, passing over the Vermont Street Bridge on your way back.
What to Instagram
Views of North Park from the top of this bridge that towers over University Avenue
Why We Love It
It’s finally done! Restoration of this 104-year-old bridge had been promised for almost 10 years, and there’s no better way to scope it out than with an urban hike and scenic loop through Balboa Park.
Where to Refuel
Grab a salad, sandwich—consider the Cali Cubano—and macaroons at the new location of Big Front Door (4075 Park Boulevard, University Heightsâ) or go for a more upscale brunch at the nearby Great Maple (1451 Washington Street, Hillcrest).