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Paved trail with a Presidio Promenade sign, connecting to the Golden Gate Bridge.

Presidio Promenade Trail

Enjoy a stroll through the heart of the Presidio ending at the Golden Gate Bridge.


Main Post Region, Golden Gate Region

Use Type

Multi-use Trail (Paved)

Top Amenities

Accessible Restrooms, Accessible Parking, Wheelchair-accessible Picnic Tables, Paid Parking, Bike Parking


Presidio Promenade blends past and present – linking to historic sites as well as today’s most popular visitor destinations.

The trail connects the Lombard Gate to the Golden Gate Bridge. If you start at the east end, you’ll first wander south of the Letterman Digital Arts Center, headquarters for Lucasfilm Ltd where you can visit the life-sized Yoda statue.

Next up is the Wayburn Redwood Grove, dedicated to the late conservationists Dr. Edward and Peggy Wayburn.

A moment later, you’ll land in the heart of the park at the Main Post. Pull into the Presidio Visitor Center, and then take in Presidio Tunnel Tops. Nearby, you’ll find restaurants, museums, and the Main Parade Lawn.

The promenade continues past Battery Bluff where you’ll see recently repaired historic gun batteries. Enjoy your lunch at a picnic table with Golden Gate views. Nearby, you’ll find the Korean War Memorial and San Francisco National Cemetery.

The trail continues west past the historic Cavalry Stables and up to Crissy Field Overlook. Stop for a magical view of the waterfront and city skyline before continuing to the trail’s end at the Golden Gate Bridge.

Presidio Trails Tip

Restrooms are at the Presidio Transit Center and near the Golden Gate Bridge Welcome Center.


2.1 miles (3.4 kilometers)

Activity Level


Use Type

Multi-use Trail (paved)


Average grade: 2.9%
Maximum grade: 10.8%

Trail Surface

Paved with one 55-foot wooden bridge.

Estimated Walking Time

45 minutes

Getting to the Presidio Promenade Trail

Google Maps

Map of the Presidio Promenade Trail showing the trail runs from the Lombard Gate to the Golden Gate Bridge.


At the east end, pick up the Presidio Promenade at the Lombard Gate. At the west end, access the trailhead near the Golden Gate Bridge Welcome Center.

Parking & Public Transit

At the east end, paid parking is available in the Letterman Digital Arts Center underground parking garage. At the west end, there are various lots near the Golden Gate Bridge. To get to the Presidio by bus or shuttle, visit the Public Transit page. 

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