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: It coyote frequents open scrub and herbaceous habitats, and may be seen in croplands. Also found
General Distribution: The coyote is a common to abundant throughout the state and much of the continent. In the spring of 2003, at least one pair of coyotes was seen repeatedly in the Presidio.
Frequency: This species is uncommon in the Presidio.
Identifying Characteristics: The coyote is has reddish gray to brown fur. It is a medium-sized dog, much larger than a fox.
Did You Know?
Major Jonathan Letterman--after whom the hospital at the Presidio was renamed in 1911--was the medical director of the Army of the Potomac. A founding father of military medicine, Letterman organized forward first-aid stations, mobile field hospitals, and ambulance services during the Civil War.