The central part of the Presidio is part of the Golden Gate National Parks but is managed by the Presidio Trust, and a number of projects in this area have also been supported by the Parks Conservancy.
This part of the park is an eclectic mix of neighborhoods, businesses, historic sites, forests, and grasslands. Numerous trails thread throughout all of these areas, and many projects have focused on improving access and protecting key habitats and historic resources.
A huge, multi-year effort throughout the Tennessee Hollow Watershed—from its headwaters near the restored Inspiration Point Overlook all the way to where it meets the San Francisco Bay—has led to the restoration of the historic El Polín Spring and its incredibly rich bird life. New and improved trails thread throughout the center of the Presidio, providing better connectivity to other major trails, and a more enjoyable experience for all who use them.
Learn more about some of these key efforts below. For a comprehensive overview of the Presidio Trust’s website for comprehensive Presidio trails information.