|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.