Philosopher's Way is a 2.7 mile loop around McLaren Park in San Francisco. The trail was designed by Peter Richards and Susan Schwatzenberg and opened in 2013. The stone markers are fun to look for and there are various interesting plaques on the route as well. McLaren is the second largest city park in San Francisco. John McLaren is more famous for developing and then becoming the superintendent of Golden Gate Park. He is responsible for the windmills - to pump water to irrigate the park and apparently insisted that there could be no 'Keep off the Grass' signs.
- Golden Gate Park - Stow Lake, Strawberry Hill and Museum Concourse
- Richards Fire Road
- Golden Gate Park Loop
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2.28 miles, 208 feet total elevation gain (estimated from GPS track).