Ecology Trail at the Presidio

Ecology Trail at the Presidio

The dog-friendly Ecology Trail at the Presidio is a 1.4 mile pathway in San Francisco with distinctive habitats from shaded forests to serpentine grasslands. Dogs are welcome on this trail as long as they are on leash.

The route lies within the Presidio’s largest watershed, Tennessee Hollow, and connects the Arguello Gate and Inspiration Point to the historic Main Post.

A variety of California native plants can be seen here, from the endangered Presidio Clarkia, which supports pink blooms in spring, to majestic oaks and redwood trees. A spur trail connects to El Polín Spring, an “outdoor classroom” known for history, bird-watching, and a terrific new picnic area.

The trail is hiker-only in the upper portions, but bicycles are allowed below. 

Park at the the lot serving the Inn at the Presidio or at Inspiration Point on Arguello.

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Last updated on April 16, 2024.

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