A walk on the
Presidio Promenade is more of a leisurely stroll than a strenuous hike. Since
it passes through so many places that highlight the Presidio’s rich and varied
past, it’s highly recommended for history lovers.
the east at the Lombard Gate, the trail wanders just south of the Letterman
Digital Arts Center, headquarters for Lucasfilm Ltd., Industrial Light and
Magic, LucasArts, and the George Lucas Educational Foundation. Hop off the
trail here for a moment to take a selfie with the famous life-sized Yoda
Just west is
the Thoreau Center for Sustainability, which provides work spaces for
non-profits. Next up is the Wayburn Redwood Grove, a small stand of trees
dedicated to the late conservationist and park champion Dr. Edward Wayburn and
his wife Peggy.
the Presidio Promenade takes you deeper into the park’s history, to where the
Presidio began – the Main Post. Here, in 1776, Spain first established a
military post. Just south of the Promenade you’ll find the Presidio’s oldest
building, the Presidio Officers’ Club.
continues past San Francisco National Cemetery and historic Cavalry Stables.
At Crissy Field Overlook,
stop for a magical view of the northern waterfront and the city skyline before continuing to the trail’s end
at the Golden Gate Bridge.
Helpful hint: Restrooms
are located at the Presidio Transit Center and the Golden Gate Bridge.