Destinations: San Francisco’s Presidio
|The historic Inn at the Presidio; breathtaking view of Golden Gate Bridge; tired pup on a hike;|
Sutro Baths + Lands End Trail
The ruins of the Sutro Baths, a former pool complex built in 1896, sit at the farthest northwestern waterfront corner of San Francisco. A jungle gym of crumbling concrete structures with stairways leading off cliffs, the bath ruins are also where you can pick up the trail to hike along Lands End. This trek is for adventurers who like their landscape rocky and their breezes brisk. Cypress trees line the well-maintained trail, formerly unused railroad tracks, as do many benches and inviting little coves for picnic destinations. Dogs are welcome on-leash.
For more about the Presidio of San Francisco and its attractions, visit the Presidio Trust at presidio.gov, or the National Park Service at nps.gov/prsf. To download a map of Presidio hiking trails, go to presidio.gov.
This article first appeared in The Bark, Issue 69, Mar/Apr 2012
Photo Credit: Roy Ivankoe, Courtesy of the Inn at the Presidio, Isaac Lane Koval, Andrew Zarivny, Mathew Honan, Andrew Penner.