Inside the Presidio Golden Gate National Recreation Area, a hiking loop through both the urban redevelopment of the Presidio. You will see the stylish architectural designs in the old historic buildings intertwined with wind swept marshlands, beach, historical batteries, while enjoying great views of the bay, Angel Island and the Marin headland and the Golden Gate Bridge shadows over your entire walk. We will enjoy several sculptures inside the Presidio and the 'Wave Organ', an acoustic sculpture on the jetty in the San Francisco Bay.
Total Distance: 7.1 mile, loop
Hiking Time: 3 hours
Elevation Change: 500 feet
Parking fee: Free Parking lot in Crissy Fields, East beach, leashed Dogs allowed, along water may roam freely, standard restroom and water.
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Trailhead / Meeting Point: Starting point, next to the benches in front of the Crissy Field center near East Beach Parking Lot. Crissy Field Center, 1199 East Beach, Presidio San Francisco, CA 94129
Starting point, Crissy Field center, Right on East-beach trail leave Crissy Fields, out the jetty to visit 'The Wave Organ', then back and cross the street and walk past the Palace of fine arts, then cross Lombard, through Lucus Park in the Presidio, Left to the Yoda Statue (Group photo), Right Presidio Promenade, left Presidio Blvd. left over bridge and up Lovers Lane Trail, Right Mountain Lake Trail, Right on Ecology Trail around El Polin Springs and the Grassland Restoration. Continue on Ecology Trail to the Left then out and back to Inspiration Point, then Right on the Ridge Trail all the way to Immigrant Point overview, then continue on to Batteries to Bluff Trail to the Golden Gate Bridge over look (toll Plaza), then down the stairs to Fort Point, then take the Gate Promenade back to the East Beach and the starting point.
From Highway 101 north head into San Francisco, stay left on North 101 towards Golden gate bridge, Turn Right onto Market Street, then Left onto Franklin Street, Left onto Lombard St, then Right onto Broderick Street, Left onto Marina Blvd with a slight right onto Old Mason Street into the Presidio, Crissy Field parking lot is driveway on the right. Park and the Crissy Field Center is in the Parking lot on the Right side, you will see the large buildings.
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