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Presidio Promenade


Length:​ 2.1 miles (3.4 kilometers)​             ​
​Use Type:

Multiuse (pedestrians and cyclists), Pedestrian only in sections

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Difficulty:​ ​Easy to moderate
Presidio Promenade takes visitors through centuries of history. From its trailhead at the Lombard Gate, the trail winds past the Letterman District, once the park’s medical center, now the Letterman Digital Arts Complex, where historic and new architecture seamlessly blend. Next door is the Thoreau Center for Sustainability. It meanders into the Main Post, the cultural heart of the park, where the Visitor Center, the Transit Center, restaurants, and other popular destinations greet visitors. Just past San Francisco National Cemetery, the trail passes through the historic Cavalry Stables before heading up to Crissy Field Overlook, where visitors are offered stunning views of the San Francisco skyline, Alcatraz, and Angel Island. The final destination is the Golden Gate Bridge, soon to feature a new Visitor Center just in time for the icon’s 75th anniversary in April 2012. Please note that sections of the Promenade will be closed during Doyle Drive Construction; use the Golden Gate Promenade as an alternative east-west thoroughfare.
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.
Donor Recognition
Special thanks to the Evelyn and Walter Haas, Jr. Fund for their generous gift to the Presidio Trails program, and to the Bay Area Air Quality Management District for its support of the upgrades to the multiuse trail.
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 Terrain Information

Average grade is 2.9%
Maximum grade is 10.8%​
​Average cross slope is 1.1%
Maximum cross slope is 4%
Average tread width is 5-15 feet
Minimum width is 41 inches​
​The trail surface is paved
One 55 foot wooden bridge

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