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Park Trail


​Length: ​1.7 miles (2.6 kilometers)
​Use Type: ​multiuse (pedestrians and cyclists); pedestrian only sections
​Difficulty: ​easy to moderate
Running from the 14th Avenue Gate to Crissy Field, the Park Trail is the major north-south corridor through the center of the Presidio. Its southern trailhead begins within the historic Public Health Service District, a tranquil neighborhood where an historic hospital, nurses’ quarters, and support buildings have been revitalized as charming places to live and work. The route continues upward through the historic Presidio Golf Course, peaking within the forest along Washington Boulevard. It’s downhill from here past San Francisco National Cemetery and the cavalry stables until reaching the sandy shores of San Francisco Bay. Given its central location, the Park Trail offers plenty of opportunities to strike out in a new direction on a connecting trail to reach other highlights in the park. For example, take a scenic detour on the Cemetery Connector Trail to discover a wonderful view from the National Cemetery Overlook.
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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 6%
Maximum grade is 10%​
​Average cross slope is 2%
Maximum cross slope is 5%
Average tread width is 11 feet
Minimum width is 3 feet
​The trail surface is paved, compacted aggregate, or wooden bridge.

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