Best trails in Presidio of San Francisco

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Looking for a great trail in Presidio of San Francisco, California? AllTrails has 10 great running trails, hiking trails, walking trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Just looking to take a quick stroll? We've got 6 easy trails in Presidio of San Francisco ranging from 1.6 to 3.9 miles and from 13 to 347 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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The presidio was an army post for over 200 years. Today many tourists visit the military buildings to explore the architecture, national cometary, airfield, forests, or neighboring beaches. Just a quick walk from the Golden Gate Bridge it is a great addition to any day out in San Francisco.
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Top trails (10)
#1 - Batteries to Bluffs Trail
Presidio of San Francisco
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Length: 2.2 mi • Est. 1 h 11 m
Experience the wild western shoreline on the Batteries to Bluffs Trail. This rugged route takes visitors along the cliffs bordering the Pacific Ocean, allowing hikers to explore historic gun batteriesShow more
#2 - Golden Gate Bridge from Baker Beach Trail
Presidio of San Francisco
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Length: 6.3 mi • Est. 3 h 1 m
Golden Gate Bridge from Baker Beach Trail is a 6.3 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near San Francisco, California that offers scenic views and is rated as moderate. The trail offersShow more
#3 - Fort Point - Baker Beach Coast Trail
Presidio of San Francisco
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Length: 3.9 mi • Est. 2 h 6 m
The Baker Beach Coast Trail meanders amongst the bluffs above Baker Beach, and has a stunning view of the Golden Gate Bridge, and the Marin Headlands. Start from the Fort Point National Historical SiShow more
#4 - Presidio Loop Trail
Presidio of San Francisco
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Length: 6.1 mi • Est. 2 h 27 m
This charming trail offers seclusion, natural wonders, and historic and cultural variety of the Presidio. Stunning views can be found on this trip through forests grasslands, and along coastal bluffs.Show more
#5 - Presidio Promenade Trail
Presidio of San Francisco
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Length: 4.5 mi • Est. 2 h 6 m
A multi use trail that navigate through the Presidio, The Presido Promenade is an excellent path for joggers, and casual cyclists. Start at the Lincoln Blvd Parking area and connect with the PromenadShow more
#6 - Crissy Field and the Palace of Fine Arts
Presidio of San Francisco
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Length: 3.9 mi • Est. 1 h 34 m
Crissy Field is a stunning park site within the Golden Gate National Parks. Crissy Field's 100 acres of wild, windswept shoreline are a favorite place for walkers, joggers, boardsailors, bicyclists, tShow more
#7 - Ecology Trail and Lovers' Lane Loop
Presidio of San Francisco
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Length: 2 mi • Est. 1 h 1 m
Ecology Trail and Lovers' Lane Loop is a 2 mile loop trail located near San Francisco, California that features a great forest setting and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking,Show more
#8 - Presidio Bay Area Ridge Trail
Presidio of San Francisco
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Length: 2.6 mi • Est. 1 h 9 m
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 secShow more
#9 - Presidio Ecology Trail
Presidio of San Francisco
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Length: 1.6 mi • Est. 38 m
The Presidio Ecology Trail is a short pathway that travels between Arguello Gate and the Presidio's Main Post. This short hike through the woods also has a small detour to Inspiration Point with viewsShow more
#10 - Fort Winfield Scott and Golden Gate Overlook Loop
Presidio of San Francisco
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Length: 1.7 mi • Est. 46 m
Fort Winfield Scott and Golden Gate Overlook Loop is a 1.7 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near San Francisco, California that features a great forest setting and is good for all skill leveShow more