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Lovers' Lane


Length:​ ​0.6 miles (0.9 kilometers)
​Use Type: ​Pedestrian only
​Difficulty: ​Moderate
In the 18th Century, as the original Spanish El Presidio took shape at the Main Post, the shortest way to the pious –  and passionate – possibilities of Yerba Buena was a footpath, later named Lovers’ Lane. A walk along Lovers’ Lane takes visitors past majestic eucalyptus groves, a great place to glimpse raptors and other birds of prey. Look closely between the trees to spot Andy Goldsworthy’s sculpture Wood Line, a sinuous configuration of eucalyptus branches. Also available is A Lover’s Line, an audio art experience that tells the stories of several characters in the Presidio and asks listeners to draw connections between the past and present. Lovers’ Lane journeys through the Tennessee Hollow Watershed, offering views of newly planted cypress trees, 1930s-era Georgian Revival homes, and a footbridge dating from 1885.
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 Trail Conditions

Average grade is 9%
Maximum grade is 21%​
​Average cross slope is 1%
Maximum cross slope is 3%
Average tread width is 5 feet
Minimum width is 3 feet
​The trail surface is paved or boardwalk.

 Lovers Lane Audio Tour

lovers lineEnjoy an interactive audio walking tour entitled A Lovers’ Line while walking along the Presidio’s oldest footpath.

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