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Driving Directions - Inspiration Point

Inspiration Point Overlook is located just inside the Arguello Gate on the east side of Arguello Boulevard.

 

From Arguello Gate (best entrance to Inspiration Point)
  • Enter the Presidio at the Arguello Gate
  • Inspiration Point is on the right just past Presidio Golf Course Clubhouse

 

From the Bay Bridge (through the Arguello Gate)
  • After crossing the Bay Bridge, follow signs leading to 101 North/Golden Gate Bridge
  • Follow the Golden Gate Bridge exit signs and take off-ramp to 101 North/Golden Gate Bridge
  • Veer to the right onto Mission Street
  • Get in the left lane, which will put you on South Van Ness Avenue
  • Cross Market Street; South Van Ness becomes Van Ness Avenue
  • Turn left on Pine Street
  • Follow Pine Street and turn right on Presidio Boulevard
  • Take an immediate left on California Street
  • Turn right on Arguello Boulevard; follow Arguello Boulevard and enter the park at Arguello Gate
  • Inspiration Point Overlook is on the right just past Presidio Golf Course Clubhouse

 

From the Golden Gate Bridge/North Bay
  • As you approach Golden Gate Bridge Toll Plaza, get in the far right toll lane
  • After paying toll, take the immediate first right (at the bus stop) onto Merchant Avenue/25th Avenue Exit
  • Turn right on Lincoln Boulevard
  • Turn left uphill on Kobbe Avenue
  • At the stop sign, turn right on Washington Boulevard; follow Washington Boulevard for approximately 1.4 miles
  • Washington Boulevard will intersect with Arguello Boulevard; at the stop sign, turn right on Arguello Boulevard
  • Inspiration Point Overlook is on the left

 

From San Francisco Airport/South Bay (through the Arguello Gate)
  • Take Highway 380 West to Highway 280 North towards San Francisco
  • Follow signs leading to Golden Gate Bridge, 19th Avenue and Park Presidio Drive
  • Continue along 19th Avenue; enter Golden Gate Park (get in the right lane)
  • As you exit Golden Gate Park, continue straight on Park Presidio Boulevard
  • Turn right on California Street
  • Turn left on Arguello Boulevard
  • Follow Arguello Boulevard and enter the Presidio at the Arguello Gate
  • Inspiration Point Overlook is on the right just past Presidio Golf Course Clubhouse

 

From Lombard Gate
  • Enter the Presidio at the Lombard Gate; at the second stop sign turn right onto Presidio Boulevard
  • Presidio Boulevard becomes Lincoln Boulevard; continue westbound
  • Turn left on Funston Avenue
  • Turn right on Moraga Avenue
  • Turn left at Arguello Boulevard and proceed up the hill; Inspiration Point is on the left

 

From Presidio Gate
  • Enter at the Presidio Gate and follow Presidio Boulevard down the hill
  • At the second stop sign, proceed straight; Presidio Boulevard becomes Lincoln Boulevard
  • Continue on Lincoln Boulevard westbound
  • Turn left on Funston Avenue
  • Turn right on Moraga Avenue
  • Turn left at Arguello Boulevard and proceed up the hill; Inspiration Point is on the left

 

From the 25th Avenue Gate
  • Enter the Presidio at El Camino del Mar (25th Avenue Gate) which turns into Lincoln Boulevard inside the park
  • Follow Lincoln Boulevard northbound
  • Turn right uphill onto Kobbe Avenue
  • At the stop sign, turn right on Washington Boulevard; follow Washington Boulevard for approximately 1.4 miles
  • Washington Boulevard will intersect with Arguello Boulevard. At the stop sign, turn right on Arguello Boulevard
  • Inspiration Point is on the left ​

 

For comprehensive transportation options including MUNI, BART, and other public transit, please see our Transportation page.

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