Mountain Lake Trail in the San Francisco Presidio

Mountain Lake Trail

Multiple access points including Broadway Gate, Presidio Gate, Arquello Gate, Marine Cemetery View
San Francisco, California
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Mountain Lake Trail traverses the southern boundary of the Presidio from the Broadway Gate to Baker Beach. This diverse trail offers visitors glimpses of Andy Goldsworthy’s Wood Line, a newly planted cypress grove, Julius Kahn Playground, and Presidio Golf Course.

Just after Mountain Lake, a new section of trail travels behind the Public Health Service District, recently revitalized as a “green” neighborhood where people live and work.

Behind the former hospital is a new boardwalk through restored dune habitat teeming with native plants and wildlife. This area also includes a vista point commemorating the historic Merchant Marine Cemetery where many sailors found their final resting place.

Continue through the Baker Beach neighborhood until the Pacific Ocean comes on the horizon., dog friendly, presidio, trail, goldsworthy, wood line, views, golden gate bridge

Lands End Trail - Photo Credit: gastondog (CC)
Lands End Trail - Photo Credit: gastondog (CC)
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View from Bernal Heights Park. Photo Credit: @thea_l8r
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