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Bay Area Ridge Trail
​Length: ​2.5 miles (4.0 kilometers)
​Use Type: multiuse (pedestrians and cyclists); pedestrian only sections
​Difficulty: ​easy to moderate


The Bay Area Ridge Trail is a planned 550-mile loop tracing the highest points around San Francisco Bay. To date, 338 miles are open to the public, including the Presidio section. Within the Presidio, the trail leads visitors along the park’s ridgeline from the Arguello Gate to the Golden Gate Bridge, providing sweeping panoramas of the park, bay, and ocean. Along the way, pause to enjoy the striking Andy Goldsworthy sculpture Spire, the rolling hills of San Francisco National Cemetery, and coastal gun batteries. The Bay Area Ridge Trail continues across the Golden Gate Bridge into the Marin Headlands.
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Trail Profile
This chart shows an elevation profile of the trail. For detailed information, please refer to the Terrain Information section at the right hand side of the screen. 
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 Terrain Information

Average grade is 4%
Maximum grade is 15%​
​Average cross slope is 2%
Maximum cross slope is 6%
Average tread width is 8 feet
Minimum width is 3 feet
​The trail surface is asphalt and compacted soil.

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