New Presidio trail honors S.F.'s maritime past

 San Francisco — A newly built trail and boardwalk on the southern edge of the Presidio is as much a window into San Francisco’s maritime history as it is a path through restored sand dunes and coastal habitat.

The quarter-mile combination pathway and elevated wooden walkway was finished this month, allowing visitors and bird-watchers to enjoy the dunes, meadows and woodlands between Mountain Lake and an old hospital that has been converted to luxury apartments.

The trail, which connects Battery Caulfield Road to the Park-Anza trail, is part of an east-west corridor of paths being built by the Presidio Trust that will eventually … [Continue reading the full article at SF Gate: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2011/07/18/BAMR1K99JQ.DTL#ixzz1SZNT6u7s