High on a Hill: Corona Heights

Corona Heights
Seen here from the Vulcan Steps between Saturn and Ord Streets, craggy Corona Heights is a seeming wasteland. The hill rewards those who climb to its altitude of 500 feet with unobstructed views of downtown and southern parts of the City. Quarried for bricks for the better part of three decades more than 100 years ago, the treeless peak formerly known as Rock Hill is surprisingly serene and beautiful, Looming high above the Castro District, Corona Heights provides plenty of elbow room for hikers and solitary thinkers. Since its climb is best accomplished by the fit and/or young people, The Randall Museum for kids, near here at 199 Museum Way is a nice complement to a visit to Corona Heights.

Copyright 2001 Hank Donat
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