Presidio Promenade Trail

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Presidio of San Francisco

Presidio Promenade Trail is a 4.5 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near San Francisco, California that features a great forest setting and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 4.5 miles Elevation Gain: 423 feet Route Type: Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

nature trips

road biking

walking

bird watching

running

forest

partially paved

views

city walk

historic site

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 Promenade Trail, Trail ends at Lombard St.

hiking
9 days ago

A little bit hard to be always on trail. Would not be a problem for hiking but for running yes.

hiking
muddy
18 days ago

walking
22 days ago

Hard to follow but quite nice and cool. And perfect place to walk on a hot day.

hiking
23 days ago

It was bit confusing following along the trails as many other trails and roads collided with it. The red navigation guidance was a bit off and hard to follow.

hiking
1 month ago

some parts of the trail blocked off the cars. That is nice Some are not; sometimes you might have to walk with cars and bikes. Otherwise, very peaceful. Saw a coyote too!

hiking
1 month ago

Love this trail - take Lyon steps, check out lovers lane, inspiration point, spire outdoor sculpture, golden gate overlook. Take a detour Lincoln and McDowell to fort point national historic site to see the Golden Gate Bridge. Or detour to the place of fine arts. 10/10

recorded Presidio Promenade Trail

hiking
1 month ago

Beautiful trail in the center of town. From views of GG Bridge to views of downtown this has it all.

hiking
4 months ago

CCW, no one there on a Monday late afternoon. a majority of this 'trail' was on a sidewalk or next to a highway/main road. I would say max a mile of the trail was actually in trees and on a dirt path. Nice views of the bay and golden gate bridge--recommend walking to the Lyon Street Steps as a quick pit stop.

hiking
7 months ago

Easy, nice city trail. Lovely views and one gets a real “sense” of the Presidio. The map was off and the trail is not well marked. We had to backtrack several times to stay on the route. At times the map and the trail markers disagree. Hike your own hike.

hiking
10 months ago

The presidio is absolutely gorgeous. Not quite as crowded as other parks and trails in the city

hiking
10 months ago

Pretty views, easy walk.

hiking
10 months ago

This trail offers a variety of terrain and great views along the way.

hiking
off trail
Sat May 04 2019

Fri Nov 02 2018

great walk

hiking
Sun Jun 17 2018

This is more of a historic walk than a hike.

Tue Aug 29 2017

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.

Sun Aug 20 2017

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

hiking
Fri Aug 04 2017

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

Sun May 07 2017

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

hiking
Mon Feb 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.

walking
Mon Apr 18 2016

An escape from the city without actually leaving.

bird watching
Tue Jan 19 2016

Fun, urban hike - make sure to stop by Crissy Field and look for sea lions!

hiking
Tue Oct 14 2014

A gem! Be sure to stop in at the Legion of Honor museum and catch the awesome collection of Rodin sculpture, or even a musical act in the theater in the basement.

Mon Mar 24 2014

The Presidio is full of trails that lead you on an adventure through many different settings. You'll go through a forest, a cemetery, a military base, and the coast. I went to the tourist information center and got a great map of all the trails. I ended up taking the intermediate trail, over 6 miles around the park and coast. I think it was labeled as intermediate mostly due to the length. Make sure to check out the Spire, Lover's Lane, the cemetery overlook, immigrant overlook, Marshall beach, and if you're up for it the Lyon st steps. You can spend a whole day here easily!

walking
Wed Mar 09 2011

The scenery and history were amazing, but this walk was special to me since I served in the Army when several people I knew were stationed here for language school. What a place to go to school! But I guess getting having to get drafted to get there put a damper on the experience for some. We supplemented the walk with a drive. The hills are surprisingly wearing.

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