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Featured Hike: The Southwest Hills
A photo of a wooden footbridge, shaded by pine trees, looking out over a ridge at the Pacific Ocean and Marin Headlands.

​The Presidio's trail experts have created a special self-guided hiking experience that allows visitors to explore the history and nature of the park's beautiful southwest corner. Along the way, see historic coastal batteries, Baker Beach, a scenic overlook, a new vista and boardwalk trail, restored sand dunes, Lobos Creek, and the Pacific Ocean! 

** Download the Southwest Hills Self-Guided Hiking Brochure for a detailed map and descriptions of highlights.**


At a Glance

Type: Pedestrian Only  (dogs not permitted on the Lobos Creek Trail)
Difficulty: Moderate to Difficult
Length: 3.1 miles (about 1 hour at an average pace)
Approximate Calories Burned: 275

Visitor Services

  • Baker Beach - Restrooms and Picnic Area
  • Immigrant Point - Picnic Area
  • Golf Course General Store - Restrooms and Food



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