7 Bridges Hike Directions

Welcome to the directions page for our 7 Bridges Hike event! Given the number of people who have signed up, I wanted to make sure everyone had a map available in hand (earth friendly, paperless) in the event the partying got you separated from the main group. Be sure to copy the link, and share with your friends so that they too can have a copy of the map in hand.

 

Starting Point: Bea Evenson Fountain

1549 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92101

Bridge #1: Cabrillo Bridge

El Prado, San Diego, CA 92101
Head west on El Prado toward Bridle Trail 0.3 mi
After we have taken photos we will begin our hike toward our 2nd bridge!
Continue onto Laurel St 0.3 mi 
Turn right onto 1st Ave 0.2 mi

Bridge #2: First Avenue Bridge
2801-2899 1st Ave, San Diego, CA 92103

While at our 2nd bridge (First Avenue Bridge), be sure to look to the west for an amazing view of the harbor! Also look below, and you will see some trails below. We will definitely have to double back at some point in the future, but for now let’s make our way to the 3rd bridge.
  • Head north on 1st Ave toward W Palm St 0.1 mi 
  • Turn right onto Quince St

Bridge #3: Quince Street Bridge
222 Quince St, San Diego, CA 92103 

Bridge #4: Spruce Street Suspension Bridge
W Spruce St, San Diego, CA 92103

  • Head east on W Spruce St toward Front St 0.1 mi 
  • Turn left onto 1st Ave 0.7 mi 
  • Turn right onto University Ave 0.6 mi 
    • Pass by Bank of America Financial Center (on the right in 0.4 mi)

It is about this point when everyone should be showing out! We are officially in Hillcrest, and there are restaurants up and down both sides of the street. Feel free to check out any and all of the restaurants, but get your food to go. You may also want to take a “Bio” break if you need to because well 💁🏽‍♀️💁🏽‍♀️😳

Now that we have regrouped let us head over to the 5th bridge!

  • Continue on University Avenue.
  • Turn left onto Vermont St 0.1 mi 
  • Turn right to stay on Vermont St 36 ft 
  • Turn left onto Vermont St Bridge

Just before we get to the Vermont Street Bridge, we will be going through a shopping center with options for snacks, water, antacids, etc. There will also be restrooms that you can use in the grocery stores in the event nature calls.

Bridge #5: Vermont St Bridge

  • Head north on Vermont St Bridge toward Vermont St 276 ft 
  • Turn right onto Pascoe St 0.2 mi 
  • Turn left onto Washington St 59 ft 
  • Turn right onto Lincoln Ave 0.3 mi 
  • Turn left 0.1 mi 
  • Turn right onto Polk Ave 180 ft

Bridge #6: Georgia St

  • Head south on Georgia St toward Lincoln Ave 0.3 mi 
  • Turn right toward Park Blvd 390 ft 
  • Turn left onto Park Blvd 1.2 mi 
  • We will walk on Park Blvd for a while, but will need to cross at one of the lights to get to the 7th bridge.

Bridge #7: Park Blvd Bridge

Once we have crossed this bridge, we head back to the Bea Evenson Fountain where we started!
Congratulations you did it! I hope you enjoyed the hike, and took lots of photos to commemorate the experience. Be sure to check out our events page for more fun activities and hikes!