Interpretive Walks

Gun at Black Point Battery in Fort Mason
Mon, Nov 18 3:00pm-5:00pm
Fort Mason Flagpole
Explore Fort Mason’s charming walkways and discover the complex history of this tiny military post.
Schooner Alma sailing in the Aquatic Park lagoon
Sat, Nov 16 10:00am-12:00pm
Corona Pedro Trailhead
Just a stone’s toss from Fort Mason, join us for a special tour of the interactive exhibits of the Maritime Museum at the San Francisco National Historical Park.
A dark hall leads to a person looking down through a sunny archway on one of Fort Points upper levels
Sat, Oct 19 10:00am-12:00pm
Fort Point
Join us at Fort Point for a tour of Fort Point, led by park historian John Martini, to learn about the "fort that never fired a shot in anger".
Muir Beach
Wed, Oct 09 5:00pm-7:00pm
Muir Beach Overlook
Walk in the long shadows and hear the bird songs as the sunsets at Muir Beach. Explore what Muir Beach has to offer in the evening as you learn about the coho salmon restoration work happening at Redwood Creek.
Barred owl in Muir Woods National Monument
Sat, Oct 19 5:00pm-8:00pm
Muir Woods Visitor Center
Join docent Steffen on a strenuous five-mile dusk hike in search of owls struggling for supremacy in the old growth forest. Reservations required.
Fort Funston
Fort Funston Trailhead
Join park historian John Martini on an exploration of Fort Funston and the remains of many of these fortifications lie buried beneath the city’s last large expanse of natural dunes.
Vishal K. Dar, Edge of See: Twilight Engines, 2019
Take a stroll through the Marin Headlands for an art-filled afternoon at Headlands Center for the Arts. With an iPhone or iPad, explore artist Vishal K. Dar’s augmented reality installation, Edge of See; Twilight Engines, a suite o site-specific outdoor virtual sculptures at three former military batteries.
Wood Line
Presidio Officer's Club
The Presidio is home to the largest collection of Andy Goldsworthy art on public view in North America. This guided hike visits the park’s four installations by the world-renowned artist: Spire (2008), Wood Line (2010/2011), Tree Fall (2013), and Earth Wall (2014).
Image of the front of the Presidio Visitor Center with the Golden Gate Bridge in the backgrounr
Presidio Officer's Club
The Main Post encompasses more history than another other site within Golden Gate National Recreation Area. Learn about Spanish colonial settlers, 1906 refugees, U.S. Army history from 1846 to 1995, and a dizzying variety of military architecture.
Group of hikers being guided by a Park Ranger
Sutro Heights Entrance
Find out about Adolph Sutro’s plans for a vast "Pleasure Ground" at the rocky edge of San Francisco on this easy stroll through Sutro Heights Park.