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?
In 1872, there was a proposal in Congress for the Presidio to become a San Francisco city park. The Army reported that 800 acres were required for national defense, provided barracks be relocated. Despite Congressman Cole's attempts, however, the Presidio reservation remained intact.