Beginning Date: Summer 2011
Completion Date: May 11, 2012

Construction has just been completed on a new scenic overlook located at one of the Presidio’s major park entrances and at the convergence of three major trails: the Coastal Trail, Bay Area Ridge Trail, and Anza Trail.

The Golden Gate Overlook offers a unique view over one of the world’s great landmarks, the Golden Gate Bridge, and opened in advance of the Bridge’s 75th anniversary celebration in May 2012.


Trail Improvements

A biker enjoys the newly improved trails around the Golden Gate Bridge Plaza, Photo by Mason Cummings.

In concert with visitor-experience improvements around the Golden Gate Bridge’s southeast plaza, a series of enhancements were completed along the trails surrounding the south side of the Bridge, including:

  • Separate lanes for bicyclists and pedestrians to ameliorate safety.
  • Bold new wayfinding signage.
  • Improved trail grade to meet outdoor accessibility standards.
  • Revitalized landscape with native plants.