San Francisco, CA: Northern California Chapter, St. James’ Day Celebration

Jul 24, 2021 10:00AM—2:00PM


Avenues San Francisco Café on the corner of 46th Ave. and Taraval Street

Event Contact Guy Joaquin | Email


Please join us to celebrate St. James’ Day on the eve of the feast dedicated to the Camino’s favorite saint with a brand-new hike in San Francisco from Ocean Beach to Dolores Park in the Mission District. We’ll meet at the Avenues San Francisco café in the Sunset District and walk along Santiago Street to Sunset Blvd., meander through Stern Grove and West Portal and then continue up to Portola Drive towards Noe Valley and the 22nd Street Jungle Stairs with one other “secret” staircase thrown in for good measure before emerging into the Mission District. Of course, we’ll pause along the way to enjoy some magnificent views and take in a couple of interesting landmarks. We’ll end with an optional late picnic lunch (~2:00 PM) at Dolores Park. (Past hikes have ended at the St. James Catholic Church to attend the vigil mass, however, that service is currently on hold.) RSVP REQUIRED.

Meet us at 10:00 AM at the Avenues San Francisco café on the corner of 46th Ave. and Taraval Street. If you wish to breakfast at the café, please arrive earlier. We encourage all to use public transportation as both the start and end points are serviced by Muni and/or BART. Total distance is about 6.5 miles, some through parks and some on sidewalks and stairs with a maximum elevation gain of about 600 feet. Led by chapter members Sue López and Merula Furtado.

Advance online registration is required. (No drop-ins, thank you.) Click the REGISTER button above to sign up by Thursday, July 22. Because space is limited to 20 participants, please register if/when you are certain you can attend. If later you are unable to attend, contact us as soon as possible at

Getting to Avenues San Francisco Café: Take BART to the Embarcadero station. Without exiting the station, walk over to the Muni section and board the outbound L-Taraval. Get off at the intersection of 46th and Taraval where the Muni turns left onto 46th. The café is on your right at that corner.

Getting Home from Dolores Park: Use the 24th Street Mission BART station (less than a mile from Dolores Park).

What to Bring: A day pack with water, snacks and a bag lunch or buy one at Avenues San Francisco or one of the eateries near Dolores Park: Dolores Park Café (sandwiches), Namu Stonepot (Korean), Nopalito (Mexican), Bi-Rite Creamery (ice cream, cakes and pies). Bring a jacket or sweater even if it’s a sunny day as it is summer in San Francisco and it can be windy. If you don’t want to sit on the grass at Dolores Park, bring a light blanket or towel. Good hiking shoes are recommended and hiking poles if you need them (don’t forget the rubber tips). 😊

For insurance purposes, we are unable to welcome dogs, except service animals, at our events.