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Photo showing Crissy Field beneath.

Crissy Field Overlook

Crissy Field Overlook is a popular stop on the way to the Golden Gate Bridge along the Presidio Prom


Crissy Field Region


Scenic Overlook



Top Amenities

Free Parking, Bike Parking, Golden Gate View, Muni Bus-accessible, Shuttle-accessible

Take in views of the northern shoreline, Alcatraz, and San Francisco Bay, from this perch high above Crissy Field.

At this stop along the Presidio Promenade Trail, you’ll find a landscaped plaza with benches set along a curved, stone wall, inviting you to sit and take in the vista.

Be ready to whip out your camera. The panoramic view features sailboats bobbing on San Francisco Bay, Alcatraz, and Angel Island at center stage, and the iconic San Francisco skyline in the distance.

You’ll also get a sense of just how grand Crissy Field really is, with its grass airfield, beaches, trails, and the red-roofed airplane hangars that now house popular visitor destinations.

Getting to Crissy Field Overlook

Crissy Field Overlook, San Francisco, CA 94129

Map of the Presidio

By Public Transit

Muni Route: 43

Stop: Presidio Transit Center

By Presidio GO Shuttle

Route: Downtown

Stop: Presidio Transit Center

Why We Love Crissy Field Overlook

From Crissy Field Overlook you can see the historic Army airfield revitalized as a green lawn, beautiful beaches and trails, and revitalized airplane hangars and warehouses that now are home to a variety of local businesses. This is also a fantastic place to watch the sunset over the bay.

Accessibility at Crissy Field Overlook

There is one parking space for people with mobility limitations at Crissy Field Overlook.

Insider Tip 

One of the two Presidio StoryWalks concludes at Crissy Field Overlook. From June to September, pages of a children’s book are put on signs and placed along the trail so children and their families can enjoy a reading adventure while on a walk through the park.

Small sign at Crissy Field Overlook reading Keep Your Adventure Going.

A View of the Northern Shoreline

Crissy Field Overlook is along the multi-use Presidio Promenade. It’s a great place to pause for a rest on your journey toward the Golden Gate Bridge.

A Monumental Restoration Effort

As part of the 2001 restoration of Crissy Field, more than 100,000 native plants representing 110 species were planted. Biologists have identified 17 fish species and 135 bird species in Crissy Marsh, including herons, egrets, ducks, and gulls.

Lots of Scenic Overlooks in the Presidio

Crissy Field Overlook is among more than a dozen scenic overlooks located alongside trails in the Presidio. Come back often to visit them all.

Gratitude to Presidio Supporters

Crissy Field Overlook was made possible by a gift from the Evelyn and Walter Haas, Jr. Fund. Learn about ways to support the Presidio.

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We’re Here to Help

Have a question about the park? Want help planning your next visit? We’ve got you covered.

Representatives from the National Park Service, Parks Conservancy, and Presidio Trust standing in front of the Presidio Visitor Center