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?
A young Jerry Garcia was stationed at the Presidio during his brief service in the U.S. Army. Over the course of his nine-month career, Garcia went AWOL eight times and received two court-martials.