A Breath of Fresh Air: Our 3 Favorite Running Routes in SoMa

July 20, 2021
Embarcedero Trail

Did you know that SoMa has one of the highest walk scores in all of San Francisco? Ranking at 96, SoMa is—without a doubt—amongst the most accessible and manageable neighborhoods in the Bay Area. But, why walk when you can run? There’s no better way to discover the ins and outs of the city than by foot, whether that be along the water or amidst San Francisco’s most lush parks. Below, take a look at three of our favorite SoMa running routes and experience the best of the city.

The Embarcadero to Fisherman’s Wharf

Just steps from The Harrison lies one of the best running trails in all of San Francisco: the Embarcadero. Situated directly along the bay, this path offers the city’s most scenic views while likewise suited for all skill levels. Amongst the most popular routes is to head 2.5 miles to Fisherman’s Wharf then back to The Harrison—resulting in the most rewarding, yet remarkably serene, 5 mile run.

The Embarcadero to South Beach Harbor

Consider heading the opposite direction along the Embarcadero toward South Beach Harbor. This similarly picturesque trail is just over a mile to the vibrant marina, where you can stop for a moment, walk along the docks and take in the lively harbor culture. And, if there’s a Giants game going on, you may just be able to witness some of the action. Make your run longer, too, by looping around the stadium via the San Francisco Bay Trail.

Your Very Own Urban Trail

What’s better than paving your own way throughout the city? Consider making The Harrison your starting point, then set out into SoMa to experience the best of urban living—you’ll be surprised by how much you can discover. And, if you’re in need of some natural greenery, make your way over to Yerba Buena Gardens, down to Rincon Park then back up to your Harrison abode. Here, the city is yours to explore.

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