Directions: From First Avenue turn west (right) on Spruce Street. At the base of this short block is an inconspicuous, but truly special footbridge.
"Perhaps the best known “secret” in the neighborhood is the Spruce Street suspension bridge in northern Bankers Hill. Local kids refer to it as the “wiggly bridge.” It was designed to provide pedestrian passage across a deep canyon, which isolated developing neighborhoods from the newly-built streetcar lines on Fourth and Fifth avenues. From Hillcrest, visiting the bridge is a scenic and comfortable stroll."
Personal Experience: I have been going to this bridge since I was a child when my mom would take my brother and I. It is a sentimental area to me for this reason. This bridge is rather scary, especially if you're afraid of heights. It is very high up and rocks as you enter the middle. Usually there are people trying to scare their friends by rocking the bridge so be ready for that. The view is beautiful and there is a fun canyon you can hike below! If you *really* explore down there you will find a little hut made out of sticks. Fun exploring!
Lake Hodges Waterfall (Rancho Bernardo)
Rancho de Los Penasquitos (Rancho Penasquitos)
View of below:
Let's head down below and see what else this area has to offer, shall we? Just walk on down. I went this way:
View above from below:
Take full advantage of all this canyon has to offer in the springtime when everything is green and in bloom!
We found a hut made out of sticks!
The path back up to the other side of the bridge:
Creepy fun at night. Don't go alone though!