Living the San Francisco Dream


Visiting Mountain Lake Park, San Francisco

Located just inside the southern edge of The Presidio you'll find Mountain Lake and adjacent Mountain Lake Park.

Mountain Lake

This was the destination for our urban hike at the end of the afternoon yesterday, a beautiful walk of about 3 miles from Van Ness Avenue, along the crest of Pacific Heights to the eastern edge of the Presidio, past the mansions of Presidio Heights and the lovely Juius Kahn Playground and the Presidio Golf Course.

Mountain Lake Trail meanders along the shoreline of the lake, with playgrounds, picnic areas, dog play area and a Par Course off to the southern side.

Mountain Lake Park - an oasis in the inner Richmond district of San Francisco - one of the lesser-known gems in San Francisco, a secret summer hotspot.

--- Come for a visit; Stay for a lifetime!

Lottie Kendall, Realtor®


CA DRE#10215160; 650-465-4547

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Comment balloon 8 commentsLottie Kendall • June 06 2015 07:09AM


I did not know there was a lake there. Wow!

Posted by Sam Shueh, mba, cdpe, reopro, pe ( (408) 425-1601) over 5 years ago

Thank you for sharing this little gem Lottie Kendall .  I agree with Sam Shueh .  Didn't know it was there!  This will be on the list of our next visit to SF.

Posted by Bruce Hicks, Your Lifetime Friend/Helper! (Best Homes Hawaii) over 5 years ago

Lottie, that certainly looks like a lessor known San Francisco gem.  Looks like a great place to meditate as well.

Posted by Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist, Probate Real Estate (KD Realty - 408.972.1822) over 5 years ago

Hi Sam Shueh and Bruce Hicks - you're in the majority - Mountain Lake is a hidden gem.

Good morning, Kathleen Daniels - indeed, there are great meditation spots here.

Posted by Lottie Kendall, Helping make your real estate dreams a reality (Compass) over 5 years ago


That is a gem, and what a great hike that must have been.  I love discovering these neat little gems. A

Posted by Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy (Napa Consultants) over 5 years ago

Hi Ron and Alexandra Seigel - the hike over Pac Heights and Presidio Heights is glorious, and Mountain Lake is a quiet spot, tucked away just off Park Presidio Boulevard. Finishing our walk at Curbside Cafe in the Fillmore wasn't bad, either

Posted by Lottie Kendall, Helping make your real estate dreams a reality (Compass) over 5 years ago

Beauiful. Thanks for telling us about Mountain Lake Park. I would love to take some of your urban hikes.

Posted by Roy Kelley (Realty Group Referrals) over 5 years ago

When you and Dolores visit SF, Roy Kelley, I'll be happy to tailor an urban hike especially for you (and your camera!)

Posted by Lottie Kendall, Helping make your real estate dreams a reality (Compass) over 5 years ago