- This loop through the Presidio of San Francisco is both an enjoyable walk back in time, and a hopeful look forward at the effort to reclaim and restore developed lands for public enjoyment. Along the way you pass military buildings from the late 19th and early 20th centuries, vantage points with views of the Golden Gate, San Francisco Bay, and beyond, and a warming hut where food, drinks, books, maps, and other information are available. The Presidio was transferred by the Army to the National Park Service in 1994, terminating more than 200 years of military history dating back to the Spanish era. From the junction of Mason Ave. and Crissy Field Ave., follow Crissy Field Ave. uphill to McDowell Ave., and then on to Park Ave., Kobbe Ave., Upton Ave., Ralston Ave., Langdon Court, the Coastal Trail, and finally back under the Golden Gate Bridge and down to the Golden Gate Promenade.
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