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Getting to the Mint

Old Mint

The Old Mint, the start for the Barbary Coast Trail® Walk, is located at the corner of Fifth and Mission streets in downtown San Francisco. (map)

Parking: Free Street parking is limited but there is parking available at the Fifth and Mission Garage across the street from the Old Mint and various other parking garages in the general vicinity. Non-metered street parking may be available on streets south of the Old Mint. (map)


BART serves the Old Mint via the Powell Street station, one block north of the start at Fifth and Mission.

MUNI Metro serves the Old Mint via the J,K,L,M and N lines; MUNI bus lines 5,6,7,8,9, 27, 31 or 7; the 14 or 26 on Mission Street, the 30 or 45 lines which stop at Fourth and Market or the 38 Geary which stops at Powell and O’Farrell, three blocks from the start of the trail. Call MUNI at 311 for more transportation information.

Bart     muni     cable car


We hope you will spend time in the Maritime Park area and visit the historic ships at the Hyde Street Pier..


Academy of Art

SFMHS thanks the Academy of Art University for providing a free shuttle service for the Barbary Coast Trail Walk.
The shuttle will run from 12 Noon to 2 PM from the corner of Hyde and Jefferson Streets to take walkers from the finish at Aquatic Park back to the start at the Old Mint.

If you miss the shuttle, here are other transportation options back to the start.
• For a scenic ride back, take the Hyde-Powel Street cable car. The stop is at the San Francisco Maritime National Park Association.
• MUNI Line 30 which goes to Fourth and Market and has a stop at North Point and Polk, one block up from the Maritime Park.
• MUNI F line rolls along the Embarcadero to Market. Board at Beach and Jefferson. At Market, transfer to any MUNI rail line and get off at Powell and Market.




The San Francisco Museum and Historical Society welcomes our Grand Marshal LIAM MAYCLEM. Host of “Eye on the Bay” on CBS 5 TV and “The Foodie Chap” on KCBS radio.

Eye on the Bay

Our Media Sponsors:

media sponsors

The entire Walk goes on the sidewalk. Participants are asked to obey all traffic signals.





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