Mission: Presidio 2013

Bring your family on a hike and campfire “back in time”!

Let's venture along the Old Mission Road!

Join the Presidio's Park Rangers and Mission Dolores' Ohlone friends on a day of exploring San Francisco's cultural past. So grab your huaraches, canteens, and rebosos--let’s move outdoors!

Beginning in the Mission District, join us for a family hike back in time along the old mission road. We will learn a little history as we follow the path from Mission Dolores to the Spanish Presidio of 1776, with lots of fun along the way.

In the spirit of the ancestors who originally made this trek, we’ll be walking the 4½ mile distance--but don’t fret! There will be a partial shuttle bus option for those whose huaraches can’t make it all the way.

At the end of our journey, we’ll arrive in the Presidio for a sampling of Ohlone, Spanish and modern culture, delicious food and a special campfire at Rob Hill Campground.

  • 4 ½ mile hike from Mission Dolores to Rob Hill Campground in the Presidio of San Francisco. Partial shuttle bus option available.
  • Hear the Chochenyo language spoken. Listen to native Ohlone and coyote stories.
  • Free delicious celebratory dinner after the hike.
  • Campfire and S’mores! Dress in layers!
  • Shuttle ride back to Mission Dolores after the program. Space limited, registration required.

Mission: Presidio

Saturday, Sep. 28th, 11am-7:30pm

Mission San Francisco de Asís, San Francisco, CA

San Francisco, CA

Meet at Mission Dolores to begin the day's adventure, walk the Old Mission Road to the Presidio of San Francisco for a delicious feast and campfire. Shuttle bus transportation provided from the Presidio, returning to Mission Dolores after the program's end.


11:00-12:45pm Registration check-in, tours and prepare for a grand hike.

11:15-12:45pm Free Mission Dolores tours.

1:00pm -3:30pm Mission-Presidio Hike

3:30pm – 4:30pm Ohlone food sampling and fun activities at El Polín, Presidio.

4:35pm – 4:50pm Board bus/ transport to Rob Hill

4:50pm – 5:30pm Dinner at Rob Hill Campground

5:35pm – 6:30pm Campfire, stories and s’mores!

6:30pm – 7:00pm Board the Shuttle Buses

7:00pm – 7:30pm Return trip to Mission Dolores

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