miles - (2.7
Easy to moderate
Multiuse (pedestrians and cyclists); Pedestrian only in sections
Park Trail runs north-south right down the middle of the Presidio. It begins at
the park’s southern boundary at the 14th Avenue Gate near the
historic Public Health Service District. Once the site of a 19th century
U.S. Marine Hospital campus, the area has been transformed into the Presidio’s
first LEED-certified green neighborhood.
Park Trail also intersects with the Presidio Golf Course, one of the oldest courses west
of the Mississippi. If you’re hungry, stop at the Golf Course General Store for
delicious barbeque (restrooms are available here as well). Just beyond the
course, the trail enters the Presidio’s historic forest of towering eucalyptus,
Monterey pine, and Monterey cypress, planted by the U.S. Army in the late
Park Trail eventually intersects with a short connecting route to National
Cemetery Overlook, a tranquil setting where visitors can contemplate the
service of those who came before.
north, the trail connects with the Presidio Promenade at the Cavalry Stables
where the horses that were once so critical to military life were housed. The
trail ultimately concludes at the northern waterfront at Crissy Field.