West Bluff Beach - Crissy Field Promenade

Graphic depiction of the elevation change and trail characteristics of the Crissy Field Promenade.
Crissy Field Promenade profile

Quick Facts

Parking - Auto, Picnic Table, Scenic View/Photo Spot, Trailhead

With barbecue pits, bathrooms, and space to park all a stone's throw from Fort Point and the San Francisco Bay Promenade, it's no secret that West Bluff is a great place for a picnic. Get there early if you plan to grill, because it's first come, first served.

Crissy Field Promenade Trail Overview
Distance: 2.3 mi (3.7 km)
Elevation Gain: 10ft
Time: 1 hour
Trailhead: Crissy Field/East Beach
Slope: Avg 0%, Max 1.4%
Side Slope: Avg 1%, Max 2%
Width: Avg 264", Min 60"
Trail Surface: Compacted Natural Material, Boardwalk, Asphalt


  • Stay on the established trail. The lagoons feature fragile habitat.
  • Observe warning signs and railings-these exist for your safety.
  • Dress in layers and be prepared for varying weather conditions. Sunny days along the coast can turn windy, foggy, and cold very fast.

There is ample parking available near the West Bluff picnic area, at East Beach and along Crissy Field including numerous accessible spots.

Accessible restrooms can be found at East Beach, the Golden Gate Bridge Plaza and at the Crissy Field Warming Hut.

Drinking water can be found at East beach, the Golden Gate Bridge Plaza and at the Crissy Field Warming Hut. Avoid becoming dehydrated or experiencing heat exhaustion. Drink plenty of water and drink often, pace yourself, rest in the shade, and eat salty snacks.

Trail Etiquette
Please remain on the established trail. Off-trail travel harms plants and causes erosion. Always keep your food within arm's reach and do not feed the wildlife. Carry out all trash and food waste (fruit peels, shells, etc.).

Golden Gate National Recreation Area, Presidio of San Francisco

Last updated: January 25, 2021