Presidio Bay Area Ridge Trail

EASY 3 reviews

Presidio Bay Area Ridge Trail is a 2.7 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near San Francisco, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs and horses are also able to use this trail.

2.7 miles 232 feet Out & Back

dog friendly

kid friendly



mountain biking

nature trips

trail running


horseback riding



wild flowers


A section of the Bay Area Ridge Trail through the woods with some great viewpoints in the Presidio. The entire bay area ridge trail is about 510 miles long and circles the entire bay. This short section winds through San Francisco's Presidio District and has some great views of the bay as well as nice walks through large trees. Near the middle you can take a detour to the National Cemetery Overlook with views of the bay and the golden gate bridge. The final section runs along the Coastal Trail ending at the Golden Gate Bridge.

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5 years ago

Most of this trail is GREAT (they are currently redirecting the last section to join the coastal trail rather than go through the streets of the old forts). Most of the hike is through the trees with some really great views of the bay and the Golden Gate Bridge.