CAUTION: Post Storm Damage to Coastal Trail
The Presidio Coastal Trail segment just north of the Pacific Overlook and adjacent to Lincoln Blvd remains CLOSED indefinitely. We have posted signage to alert bicyclists and hikers and with information for safe trail alternatives. More »
Natural History: The California Toad reproduces in standing water. It is generally nocturnal except in the spring when it is also active during the day. The males of the species tend to become territorial during the breeding season between January and July. Its level of activity is highly dictated by temperature.
General Distribution: This species can be found in ponds, streams, springs, and marshes.
Frequency: This animal is uncommon within the Presidio.
Identifying Characteristics: This toad is characterized by a dusky, gray or greenish color with dark blotchy warts and a white dorsal stripe.
Did You Know?
While visiting the Presidio in August 1923, General Pershing learned that President Warren Harding had died at the Palace Hotel in San Francisco. It was Pershing's duty to accompany the body of the late President back to Washington D.C