Easiest

Crissy Field Overlook
trail
Difficulty: Easiest

Length

1.36 miles round-trip
As its name suggests, this trail offers more of a leisurely promenade than a strenuous hike. But its 2.1-mile-long distance covers a vast swath of Presidio history; connecting the Lombard Gate and the Golden Gate Bridge Welcome Center , this trail offers a fantastic overview of the Presidio's past, present,...
Rodeo Lagoon view toward Marin Headlands Visitor Center
trail
Difficulty: Easiest

Length

3.18 miles round-trip
Rodeo Lagoon offers habitat for birds, butterflies, and bobcats—as well as miles of backcountry and coastal trails.
Fawn strikes a pose in the brush
trail
Difficulty: Easiest

Length

2.08 miles round-trip
While on the Fox Trail, breathing heavily as you reach the summit and its gorgeous views, you may notice a doe and her two fawns grazing in the grasslands.
Anna's hummingbird
trail
Difficulty: Easiest

Length

1.60 miles round-trip
A great hike for nature lovers that connects Arguello Gate to the Presidio 's Main Post. The Ecology Trail is multi-use for pedestrians and cyclists, and connects to the Bay Area Ridge and Mountain Lake Trails. Check out El Polin Spring, a great site for spotting hummingbirds, and keep your...
Bluffs provide great views at Fort Funston
trail
Difficulty: Easiest

Length

0.88 miles round-trip
Fort Funston features 200-foot-high sandy bluffs on San Francisco’s southwest coast where the winds blow reliably wildly. No surprise it is one of the premier hang-gliding spots in the country. A network of trails make it ideal for hiking and horseback riding. Dog owners will be happy to know they...
Family outing at Muir Beach
trail
Difficulty: Easiest

Length

4.00 miles round-trip
This four-mile hike includes a 900-foot elevation gain and will take you a good afternoon to hike. Much of the trail through coastal scrub habitat is exposed and open to hikers, cyclists, and equestrians.
Visitors cross the bridge to Point Bonita Light
trail
Difficulty: Easiest

Length

1.10 miles round-trip
The walk down to Point Bonita Lighthouse is a hallmark Bay Area experience that offers panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean and the Golden Gate Bridge .
Ranger-led hike through Mori Point
trail
Difficulty: Easiest

Length

1.10 miles round-trip
Visit a beautiful part of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area in a loop easily accessible by car, bike, and SamTrans bus lines. This area was improved with the help of community volunteers and is a showcase of restored native plants and wildlife habitat.