By Ellie Klevins, OurSausalito.com Contributing Editor. To read the introductory article, click here, and for Part 1 of the walk, click here.
Part 2 (Totals approx. 1.2 miles round trip)
To continue the walk turn left onto Princess Street and you’ll rejoin Bulkley Ave. Head uphill towards the very large wood shingled and white trimmed condo structure at 93-109 Bulkley. On your right at 112 Bulkley is the First Presbyterian Church, built in 1909. You can take a rest on the bench and admire the tree sculpture.
If you want to keep exploring the hillside and views, continue north on Bulkley Ave., and continue reading below.
Just beyond the church is Excelsior Lane. If you wish to head downhill and return to town, you can walk down Excelsior, which will in turn lead you to a broad stairway. Descend the stairs and you’ll be across the street from Vina del Mar Park and the Sausalito Ferry pier. You’ve just walked to the Ferry the same way the locals have walked for close to a century!
Part 3 (Totals about a 1.7 mile round trip)
It’s finally time to head back down to Bridgeway… and some well-deserved food! Take the stairs on your right just before the intersection of Bulkley and San Carlos Ave., then descend San Carlos to Bridgeway Ave. San Carlos is a steep street, so make sure you have sturdy shoes and take your time as you walk.
One last side trip: If you’d like to see the front of the Rectory and the Star of the Sea Catholic Church (home of the 100-year-old church bells heard throughout Sausalito) make a left onto Harrison and go up the hill for 100 yards. Afterwards you can retrace your steps down the hill and continue.
After this walk, you will be hungry! When you reach Bridgeway, turn left and proceed just over a block to find the Salsalito Taco Shop at 1115 Bridgeway. Order the Baja Tacos and say yes to the guacamole and chips. You deserve it!
To return to the introductory article for this walk, click here.
Editor's Note: The Google Map below only marks the first leg of this walk due to some recent problems with their editing function. Google is very good about fixing such issues, but in the meantime the map shows all the streets in the area but only the first part of the route has a line and arrows marking it.
Google Map Instructions: Use the "+" and "-" buttons to zoom in and out, the arrow keys to scroll the map, and the SAT button to see the satellite view.