how to hike the batteries to bluffs trail

Dashed Trail

The Batteries to Bluffs Trail is a stunning coastal trail located in the Presidio of San Francisco. This roughly two-mile out and back trail includes two popular San Francisco beaches, gorgeous views of the Golden Gate Bridge, and centuries-old batteries to explore.

Dashed Trail
Dashed Trail

Park in the Baker Beach parking lot

Start walking north towards the first battery. You can choose to climb the sand ladder or walk up a paved path.


Dashed Trail

follow trail along lincoln ave

You’ll pass the second battery, Battery Crosby, which is popular amongst skateboarders and can also offer unique photography options


Dashed Trail

Head towards Marshall's Beach

Head down a series of staircases and you’ll see Marshall’s Beach and the Golden Gate Bridge!


head to the golden gate overlook

Here you’ll find the classic view of the Golden Gate Bridge in between two Cypress trees. This is a great sunset spot!


Dashed Trail

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