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Trails and Overlooks
Explore the Presidio on the park’s extensive hiking and biking trail network. With 24 miles of routes and eight scenic overlooks and vistas, experiences are available to suit any mood. Enjoy a history walk that traces the heart of the Presidio, a contemplative journey through a shaded forest, or a major workout along the coastal bluffs.
Start here to plan an adventure. Pick a trail from the dozen routes below, try the featured self-guided hike, or print out the Trails and Overlooks map and create a unique journey to popular park destinations.

Presidio Hiking Events

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We're kicking off 2015 with a new season of guided hikes and family events that invite you to explore the Presidio's trail system as well as all the treasures that can be discovered along the way! Read More >>


 Scenic Overlooks




The Presidio offers both on- and off-road biking opportunities. Trails that are designated as “multiuse” welcome cyclists and pedestrians. View individual trail pages to see their use type.


​Photos courtesy of the Presidio Trust and the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy.
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The Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy, the Presidio Trust, and National Park Service are improving Presidio trails with the help of many generous supporters, including the Evelyn and Walter Haas, Jr. Fund which provided a lead challenge match grant. To contribute, visit the Parks Conservancy's website, email, or call (415) 561-3050.

 Volunteer on Trails

Help maintain and enhance Presidio hiking and biking trails through drop-in programs, group service projects, and special work days. Learn more.

 Acessibility Information

Many Presidio trails utilize former Army roads, sidewalks, or undesignated pathways that evolved informally over time without consideration for accessibility. The Trust is currently expanding the trail network to increase accessibility and provide a world-class and sustainable trail experience. Refer to individual trail descriptions, which are continually updated, for details on terrain.
All overlooks - and the pathways connecting accessible parking spaces and trails to the overlooks - are paved and relatively level with firm surfaces. The running slope of the entry trails is less than five percent, with a cross-slope of less than two percent. Benches with backs and arms and adjacent companion seating areas are provided.​

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