Explore the Presidio's Hidden Treasures

The Wood Line by Andy Goldsworthy - Search Nearby - Added by Lisa Dutton

This is a fun 2-mile hike with easy access to the rest of the Presidio.Stroll 150 year old Lover's Lane.Walk along Andy Goldsworthy's "Wood Line".Take in the beautiful views from Inspiration Point.Duration: 1-2 hours.

Tucked into a corner of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area is the Presidio, a beautiful little oasis of forests, beaches, and sweeping views that locals love. While the coastal trails get most of the attention here, the park covers 300 acres of prime real estate with lots of notable attractions.

This 2-mile hike is a simple loop that takes you past three significant landmarks, and allows for easy exploration of other areas. Begin at the Presidio Gate (Presidio Blvd & Pacific) and start your way down Lover’s Lane. To your immediate right, up in the trees, you’ll see Andy Goldsworthy’s “Wood Line” art installation, a zig-zagging configuration of eucalyptus trees. Look closely for it from Lover’s Lane or there’s a good chance you’ll miss it.

Continue down along Lover’s Lane until it ends at Presidio Blvd. Make a left at Presidio and walk down a few hundred yards and you’ll see a trailhead for the Upper Ecology Trail. Take this trail uphill, through a beautiful forest, until you reach Inspiration Point Overlook. With a posted trail map, this is the perfect spot to break off and do a bit more exploring.

Once you’re done taking in the views at Inspiration Point, follow the signs for the Mountain Lake Trail, which will return you to your starting point at the Presidio Gate.

When you're done exploring, treat yourself to some comfort food and drinks at Liverpool Lil's.

Activities

Chillin, Photography, Running, Hiking

Dog Friendly
Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Forest
Scenic

Nearby Lodging

San Francisco North / Petaluma KOA

Petaluma, California

Santa Cruz North / Costanoa KOA

Pescadero, California

From $120/night

Serene Redwood Retreat

Ben Lomond, California

From $75/night

Enchanted Forest Cosmo Site

Occidental, California

We want to acknowledge and thank the past, present, and future generations of all Native Nations and Indigenous Peoples whose ancestral lands we travel, explore, and play on. Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures and follow local regulations. Please explore responsibly!

Reviews

Leave a Review

Overall rating: 

So cool and right in our backyard. Definitely a great photo op and recommend it to everyone.

One of my favorite quick outings when it's foggy or cold out. A really nice alternative to some of the more standard runs in the neighborhood.

Tours

More Tours

Nearby Adventures

Adventure

Run the Lyon Street Steps

Adventure

Bike the Golden Gate to Sausalito

Adventure

6-Mile Presidio Run

Adventure

Chillin at Fort Mason

More Nearby Adventures