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Dates: 1/1/2020 - 12/31/2020
City / State: San Francisco, CA
Event Name: Presidio - San Francisco County
Event Type: Year Round Walk
Event ID: 114093 2020/Y1564
Distance - Trail Ratings: 5/10/11/15 Km - 2B
Description: For a unique look at the less-traveled Southern Presidio, start at the historic Main Post Visitors Center. Walk along the bay to (and under!) the Golden Gate Bridge. Look out over the vast Pacific Ocean and walk through Ft Scott, former coast artillery hdqtrs. Step into the heart of the Presidio and its historic army housing still in use. See the former Public Health Service Hospital, its anonymous cemetery, the 1895 Presidio Golf Course, the inspiring National Cemetery, eucalyptus-shrouded trails, Andy Goldsworthy's The Spire, and stunning views of Alcatraz and Angel Island. Return through another forest to the Main Post (11K). OR, take the time-honored route! Reach the bridge and walk across it, a classic San Francisco goal. Continue the stimulating southerly route after the bridge walk for a 15K or return to the Visitors Center via Crissy Field for 10K.
Amenities: Strollers: hard | Wheelchairs: NO | Pets: No | Restrooms: Yes
Special Programs: Little Free Libraries, Walking the USA A - Z
Start Times: Open 7 days a week, 10am-5pm
Location: Presidio Visitor's Center, 210 Lincoln Blvd
Start Point / Driving Directions: 210 Lincoln Blvd. From the No. and the Golden Gate Bridge, take the Presidio exit. Turn right onto Girard Rd (1st light)and right onto Lincoln, 2 blks - V.C. on right. From E by Lombard (Hwy 101), enter Lombard Gate,right at Letterman Dr, right at Presidio Blvd/Lincoln Blvd, straight at 3-way stoplight (Girard Rd), 2blks - V.C. on the right. From So, 280 (left lanes exit to 19th Ave) via 19th Ave/Park Presidio. Continueto 101, taking the 1st exit to SF, then next exit to the Presidio. Turn right onto Girard Rd (1st light)and right onto Lincoln, 2 blks - V.C. on right.
Awards & Fees: IVV Credit Only
Comments: Restrooms at start, GG Bridge, Ft Scott, golf course clubhouse, Presidio Officers Club. Restaurants/food available at & near the Main Post, GG Bridge, golf course clubhouse.
Host Club: Bay Bandits Volksmarch Club
Contact: P. FIfe (916) 616-6003
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