Presidio of San Francisco
by Bay Nature Staff on July 08, 2012
An army post for most of its history, this park encompasses forests, beaches, a national cemetery, and diverse architecture, with many layers of cultural history as well as a rich diversity of flora and fauna.
Visit the shoreline and restored wetlands of Crissy Field, learn about the Presidio’s Spanish and Mexican history, or get up close and personal with the Golden Gate Bridge. The park’s trail network offers many different experiences–from the sandy bayshore to the rugged coastal bluffs to enchanting forests and creeks. Some paths, such as the California Coastal Trail, the Bay Area Ridge Trail, and the Juan Bautista de Anza National Historic Trail, are regional trails connecting to open spaces throughout the Bay Area and beyond.