• East view from Crissy Field overlook with old Coast Guard station on left and city on right

    Presidio of San Francisco

    California

Lovers Lane

Lovers' Lane passes historic enlisted men's housing

Lovers' Lane passes historic military housing.

One of the oldest foot trails in the Presidio, Lovers' Lane is an easy, one-mile walk. The trail begins at Funston Avenue & Presidio Blvd., crosses a tiny brick footbridge over El Polin creek, passes enlisted men's and officers' houses from the 1930s and ends at the Presidio Boulevard Gate. Historically the path continued to Mission Dolores about three miles to the southwest, connecting the Spanish presidio to the mission. Later U.S. soldiers used the trail to visit their lovers and family in San Francisco.

Did You Know?

The San Francisco National Cemetery at the Presidio

The National Cemeteries Act was based on the principles articulated by President Lincoln in his Gettysburg Address--"that these dead shall not have died in vain." Passed by Congress in 1863, the law established thirteen cemeteries to inter veterans of the Armed Forces and their families.