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Presidio and lots more (San Francisco)

By popular demand: Let's hike in the Presidio!

 See the following link for the route of the hike in the Presidio:

We'll start from the parking lot at the Crissy Field visitor's center.

The hike/walk will be about 11 miles and will take around 5+ hours to complete. This is not a beginner hike. I would rate this as an intermediate level hike. There is a good amount of climbing involved.

Our route will go through or near the Letterman District, Lyon Street steps right past Diane Feinstein's home, Lover's Lane, Inspiration Point Overlook, a portion of the Bay Area Ridge Trail, El Polin Springs, the San Francisco National Cemetery Overlook, Rob Hill Campground, Baker Beach, Battery to Bluffs Trail, etc.

We will get to view or go past 6 different San Francisco neighborhoods: The Marina, Pacific Heights, Presidio Heights, Inner and Outer Richmond, and Seacliff.

There are several differing environments that we will walk though: Redwood, Eucalyptus, and Cyprus Groves, a dune habitat, a riparian habitat, bluffs at the ocean, and a tidal marsh.

 We will walk on some sidewalks (concrete and asphalt) and trail (soil, gravel, and sand).

See the following like for the map of the hike:
Please feel free to print yourself a copy!

Parking at Chrissy Field is free.

Be sure to bring water, lunch, and appropriate clothing for San Francisco weather.

Rain will cancel this walk/hike.

After hike event:

 We are considering a hot pot restaurant afterwards. Hot Pot Garden in the Sunset/Taraval district is a good one.

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  • Stacy G.

    Lincoln and Tom- Thanks for a great, well planned day. Loved exploring hidden parts of the Presidio

    February 17, 2014

  • Stacy G.


    February 17, 2014

  • Isabelle

    Awesome. As always!

    February 16, 2014

  • LoJo

    Thank you Tom and Lincoln for organizing this hike. I always enjoy city hikes and this was no exception.

    February 16, 2014

  • Renee

    Thanks Tom and Lincoln for an amazing hike. Lincoln you were spot on. We were in SF but it didn't feel like it. Kristy, thanks for finding a restaurant so quickly that would take 20 people and on a Saturday. Really great day all the way around.

    1 · February 16, 2014

  • Lincoln

    What a wonderful group of people to walk in the Presidio of San Francisco with!

    February 16, 2014

  • awheeler

    Thanks for organizing such an amazing tour through the Presidio Lincoln and Tom!

    February 15, 2014

  • kristy

    Who knew an urban hike would be so nice? Thanks Tom and Lincoln.

    February 15, 2014

  • Eugenia A.

    Great hike , amazing views, good company and yummy dinner. Thanks Tom and Lincoln for organizing this hike.

    February 15, 2014

  • Ken W

    Tom and Lincoln: Thanks for leading today's hike for our wonderful fun day exploring the Presidio and parts of SF we haven't seen.

    February 15, 2014

  • Edmond

    Great route with stairs, redwood groves, beach, batteries and Yoda. Thanks Lincoln and Tom

    February 15, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great fun, and lots of exercise.

    February 15, 2014

  • lana

    Would like to do this another time. Enjoy.

    February 15, 2014

  • Jayjay

    Sorry, I will miss it, some thing has come up to take care this morning.

    February 15, 2014

  • Paul M.

    Full moon kept me up way too late......have fun everyone!

    February 15, 2014

  • Cheryl

    Disappointed to miss this but a family emergency calls me away.

    February 15, 2014

  • Johanna

    I'm sorry, but this may run into another commitment. Next time!

    February 14, 2014

  • Tom

    This hike is on! There is a slight chance of rain (10-20%). Be prepared. It will be slightly windy (7-15 mph). A windbreaker for the top layer would be great - ideally a breathable version. Hand gloves, a scarf and/or a head cap would go a long way with keeping one warm. I am looking forward to this meet up hike and your participation. Please be on time (arriving before 9:30AM), as to leave at 9:30AM. We want to avoid forecasted rains in the late afternoon. Depending on the group size, I anticipate returning between 3PM and 4PM. Text me at[masked] if you are running late.


    February 14, 2014

  • Clara

    Howdy Everybody,
    It looks like there is 50% chance of rain tomorrow. Will the hike be canceled if it's only a sprinkle?

    February 14, 2014

  • Pete

    Sorry guys, got pulled into work :(

    February 14, 2014

  • Bobbie

    Like to carpool from south bay or along the way to SF

    January 29, 2014

    • Jim B.

      Bobbie, do you want to rendezvous with me in RWC? I can meet you at the park n ride at Whipple (101) or Edgewood (280). I can drive or pitch in for gas.

      February 14, 2014

  • Paul M.

    I'm driving in from Marin, Larkspur, if someone wants to join me.

    February 14, 2014

  • lana

    Anyone coming from Fairfield/ Vallejo area. Interested in a carpool.

    February 10, 2014

  • Bonnie

    Hey guys! Happy new year! Hope to see you again soon, and in the meantime have fun!!

    1 · January 26, 2014

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