Castro Mission Loop

The least hill-intensive of our excursions, totaling two small hills and one staircase, this tour covers the vibrant history of the Castro and how it came to be the Gay Mecca is it today. After a cruise through the Castro and it's impeccably maintained Victorian homes, we wander through a small neighborhood called Liberty Hill and down to the Mission District. Known for its sunny climate, Latin flair, restaurants, murals, and nightlife, the Mission is one of the hippest neighborhoods in America. The oldest building in the City, an alley of murals, Victorian Architecture, and a buried lagoon are just some of the sites on this 3.5 mile walk.
Total Time: 2.5 hours
Difficulty: Small hills and few stairs
Distance: 3.4m / 5.5km
Hill Count: 2
Stair steps: 64
Max Elevation: 220ft / 67m
Min Elevation: -43ft / -13m


  • Oldest Building in the City

  • Mission Murals

  • Victorian Architecture


Last weekend a friend took me on a walking tour with Roam Local and it’s owner/operator Ryan. We toured the Castro and the Mission neighborhoods. I learned so much and had such a fun time seeing the small streets, shops, neighborhood architecture, flora & fauna. Ryan’s enthusiasm and knowledge of history and quirky details pertaining to these neighborhoods is superb. I will definitely take another one of his tours—soon!
— Gretchen T.

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