Dave and Bill Hikes
San Francisco Hike No. 3

At any point on our walk along 24th Street people wishing to make an early return by bus can catch the No. 48 Bus (going west) back towards the assembly point. The bus stops are not shelters. They are indicated by painted curbs as in the above picture. They are located every couple of blocks. Make sure you are on the north side of 24th street.


Once people have started the along Church Street, they can simply make their way back to 24th Street for an early return.


To better understand this, take a look at the route for our Noe Valley walk.


Click to view (and optionally print) the route for the Noe Valley walk


On Saturdays, in the daytime, Bus No. 48 is scheduled to stop every 20 minutes. Regular bus fare is $2; it is $.75 for those 65 or older. You need to have the correct amount.


As a check, before you get on the bus, ask the driver if this bus goes to Diamond Heights Boulevard.


You want to get off at Diamond Heights Boulevard. Do not confuse it with Diamond Street. They are two separate entities.


Click to view (and optionally print) map to illustrate these two separate thoroughfares

Use the following map to monitor your progress.


Click to view and and optionally print) the bus route back towards the assembly point


After passing Clifford Terrace, pull the cable running along the insides of the bus to signal the driver you want to get off at the next stop, Diamond Heights Boulevard. If you do this correctly a red light, up front and towards the ceiling, should indicate: stop requested. If this doesn’t happen, tell the driver you want to get off at the next stop, Diamond Heights Boulevard.

The bus stop is in a considerably different location from the one to go to the Noe Valley. So don’t be thrown off by this if you also took the bus to the Noe Valley.


After you exit the bus, you have to walk about 3/10  mile back to the assembly point (if you want to use the restrooms) or parking.


Click to view (and optionally print) walking route from the bus stop to the assembly point


You will have to cross curving Clipper street and then immediately cross busy Diamond Heights Boulevard. Be prudent and exercise vigilance.


Clipper Terrace Gardens (optional)

Before starting the walk back to the assembly point you can easily view the optional Clipper Terrace Garden. It is not on the way to the assembly point, but it is only a few minutes walk from your bus stop. You enter it from Clipper Terrace street. See TheHike->Extra for details.

Bus from Noe Valley

Painted curb bus stop