Explore the most popular kid friendly trails in Presidio of San Francisco with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

trail running
18 hours ago

I am not into distance running, yet I am way into running elevation/short bursts/steps and I can say that the two sets of steps here, which provide access to Marshall's Beach and Baker Beach, are both excellent for training. Whether you want it slow and low (aerobic) or hard and disgusting (anaerobic) you can make that happen here.

I had a very good time. Enjoyed the nature very relaxing and the best part is that I could take my dog.

28 days ago

Excellent views of Golden Gate Bridge from the bluffs. Camp at The Presido Rob Hill Campground!

Really close to road and loud traffic. Beautiful ocean scenery though.

We loved the trail, the views were breathless and it wasn’t full of tourists. Plus it was mildly challenging and there was a bathroom at baker beach, made it a nice pit stop.

Difficult to beat for a city walk!

Good walk by the shore. Can take nice pictures with Golden gate on the back drop.

Born next to this one at Letterman

Love this trail a lot! Less people breathtaking views good exercise!

Fairly easy hike. There is other interconnecting trails, some that go across the Golden Gate bridge, The Presidio, etc. This coastal one has views of the GG bridge pretty much at any spot of the trail. There's area of quite a bit of steps. You can go down and walk along the beach, Marshall's Beach (There's some nudist) and also Baker Beach. My group kept on going through Seacliff area, to Lands End Labyrinth, and ended at Sutro Bath ruins to catch a beautiful sunset. This was first time, but can't wait til next one!

beautiful trail

It's a little hard to figure out exactly where in the presidio this trail is, use the map carefully and it will be great! Expect some steep uphill, but overall pretty easy and relaxing. A good change of scenery and my favorite - view of the Golden Gate Bridge.

This trailer is not well marked but it's quite beautiful when you're in the woods it is powerful seeing the national cemetery

Nice, easy hike in a great urban environment. Thank you to the Presidio Trust for saving this gem from commercial development.

Great quick trail. However part of the path is closed due to storm damage. Instead of completing a loop we had to go down and out on the same trail.

Great easy hike. Part of the route was closed due to hazardous conditions. Still a lovely easy hike with great views of the Golden Gate Bridge!

Sunday, May 07, 2017

Nice hike with great views of the Golden Gate Bridge

Sunday, May 07, 2017

Great views and amazing trail. You have free busses every 30 min, in case you get tired.

Monday, March 13, 2017

Batteries to Bluff was closed on 03/12/2017 for repairs.
Nice trail along coast that ends at Baker beach. The way back is along a busy road which isn't that great. The onward journey was good.

Sunday, March 05, 2017

We started the hike at 10:00 am from the Presidio Transit Center. We hiked through the Presidio to the Golden Gate Bridge toll plaza, walked under the bridge and took the Coastal Trail to Land's End - visit Marshall's and Baker's Beach, the beautiful Seacliff neighborhood, Land's End Trail, Sutro Baths, Cliff House, and ended at Ocean Beach. Total distance was 7.6 miles with elevation of 951 feet. Our moving time was 2:46 but with so many beautiful coastal view stops and a lunch break at the Ocean Beach, our total time was over 4 hours. It was a wonderful hike and rated moderate because the distance.

Monday, February 27, 2017

We actually started at the Crissy Field Center, crossed the street onto Baker, walked past the Palace of Fine Arts, then crossed Gorgas Ave, through Lucas Park in the Presidio. We hiked up to Lover's Lane Trail, turned right on Mountain Lake Trail, turned right on Ecology Trail around El Polin Springs and the Grassland Restoration. We continued on Ecology Trail to the left then out and back to Inspiration Point. From Inspiration Point we turned right on the Ridge Trail all the way to Immigrant Point overview, then continued on to Batteries to Bluff Trail to the Golden Gate Bridge overlook (toll Plaza), then down the stairs to Fort Point, then took the Gate Promenade back to the East Beach and the starting point. Total distance was 7 miles. It was a fun hike.

Friday, January 06, 2017

More of a walk than a hike. There's a ton of other tourists, but it's a scenic trail that you have to go on if you're near the golden gate. Beautiful scenery and picture spots. My favorite parts were the walk to Marshall's beach and the sand ladder. These are somewhat off the trail so make sure you take these detours

One of my favorite walks in the city. I usually park by Ft Point and go as far as China Beach but this segment is awesome. The hike down to the beach is worth it.

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

hiking illegally with donny d.

cross country skiing
Saturday, December 24, 2016

Love it!!

Saturday, December 24, 2016

Love it!!

Friday, December 02, 2016

This route can be a run, walk, bike, or drive. However you choose to explore it, the views of the Golden Gate bridge and the Pacific are excellent. I walked it with the pups and made a loop out of it. Some things you may want to explore on or near this route include the World War ll Memorial, Immigrant Point, the Sand Ladder down to Baker Beach, and the various buildings, batteries, and overlooks along the way. I parked in East Battery (paid parking) just East of the bridge but there is plenty of free parking West of the bridge in several places along Lincoln Blvd, as well as at Baker Beach. Next time, I'd prefer to run or bike it. 

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

The views were just perfect, and it even looked like there were some folks swimming down at Marshall Beach. I was surprised there weren't more visitors, since this seems like a thing you *should* do as a tourist visiting SF.

Sunday, October 02, 2016

Great views of the bridge!

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