Lovers’ Lane at the Presidio
The oldest footpath through the Presidio, Lovers’ Lane was established in the 18th century as a shortcut used by Spanish soldiers and missionaries to get from the Main Post to Mission Dolores, located three miles south of the Presidio. One of the oldest foot trails in the Presidio, Lovers’ Lane is an easy, one-mile walk. The trail begins at Funston Avenue & Presidio Blvd., crosses a tiny brick footbridge over the creek running down Tennessee Hollow from El Polin spring, passes enlisted men’s and officers’ houses from the 1930s and ends at the Presidio Boulevard Gate.
The Presidio has so many wonderful places to visit – how do you know where to start? These Presidio destinations will give you a taste of all the park has to offer – from wild open spaces to cultural destinations to spots to enjoy a Golden Gate view. The best place to begin your park adventure is at the Presidio Visitor Center, located on the Main Post. Grab your camera! The best places to view the Golden Gate Bridge are right here in the Presidio. The park is home to eight scenic overlooks with spectacular views of the bridge, the bay, the ocean, and the Presidio forest. Overlooks are located along the Presidio trail system.