||2.6 miles (4.1 kilometers)
||multiuse (pedestrians and cyclists); pedestrian only sections
||easy to moderate
Mountain Lake Trail traverses the southern boundary of the Presidio from the Broadway Gate to Baker Beach. This diverse trail offers visitors glimpses of Andy Goldsworthy’s Wood Line, a newly planted cypress grove, Julius Kahn Playground, and Presidio Golf Course. Just after Mountain Lake, a new section of trail travels behind the Public Health Service District, recently revitalized as a “green” neighborhood where people live and work. Behind the former hospital is a new boardwalk through restored dune habitat teeming with native plants and wildlife. This area also includes a vista point commemorating the historic Merchant Marine Cemetery where many sailors found their final resting place. Continue through the Baker Beach neighborhood until the Pacific Ocean comes on the horizon.
This information will be updated and expanded for all trails as upgrades are completed and the data is gathered.