Alison Farrell's Art Work for "The Hike"

A StoryWalk is a creative way for children and their families to enjoy the park on a family-friendly, accessible trail while reading an adventure at the same time. Pages of a children’s book are put on signs and placed along the trail. Walk along the trail and read the story, step-by-step and page-by-page!

storywalks, summer 2020

Take a reading adventure this summer! Find this year's StoryWalks in three different locations, beginning in early June.

Remember to practice social distancing, giving others 6 feet of space, and follow CDC, state and local guidelines when in the park. To stay up to date on park closures, visit

The Hike by Alison Farrell
Join three friends on a hiking adventure while learning about nature in your national park. This StoryWalk is in two locations. Find it in Lands End along the Lands End Trail, starting at El Camino del Mar & Point Lobos Ave, and in the Presidio, along the Presidio Promenade. Start at the Presidio Visitor Center and follow the signs to the first panel, located at the intersection of Lincoln Blvd and Patten Rd.
Watch or listen to author and illustrator, Alison Farrell, read The Hike aloud!

I Wrote You a Note by Lizi Boyd
Follow a note’s unexpected journey and encounter a cast of charming characters along the way. Find this StoryWalk in the Presidio, Starting at the Mountain Lake Park Playround.

Additional directions available on Google Maps.

PAST storywalks

Since the summer of 2017, we have installed four StoryWalks in our parks presented in partnership by the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy, National Park Service, Presidio Trust, San Francisco Public Library, Chronicle Books, and Yosemite Conservancy.

Bikes for Sale
Written by Carter Higgins, illustrated by Zachariah OHora
Presidio Main Post, 2019

Her Right Foot
Written by Dave Eggers, illustrated by Shawn Harris
Crissy Field, 2018

Where's Rodney?
Written by Carmen Bogan, illustrated by Floyd Cooper
Marin Headlands, 2017-2018
Presidio, Ecology Trail, 2019

I Wrote You a Note 
Written and illustrated by Lizi Boyd
Mountain Lake Park, 2017, 2018, 2019

The Fox Wish 
Written by Kimiko Aman, illustrated by Komako Sakai
Lands End, 2017

StoryWalk at Lands End and Presidio: Parks Conservancy

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