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Batteries to Bluffs Trail

EASY 22 reviews
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Batteries to Bluffs Trail is a 2.3 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near San Francisco, CA that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

2.3 miles 337 feet Loop

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

beach

views

wild flowers

no dogs

Experience the wild western shoreline on the Batteries to Bluffs Trail. This rugged route takes visitors along the cliffs bordering the Pacific Ocean, allowing hikers to explore historic gun batteries, seeps and springs, coastal plants and wildlife, and stunning views. This short trail provides a great way to see the bluffs near the Presidio and offers views of the Golden Gate Bridge and Marin that are hard to beat. The trail is marked moderate because there are several places with steps and some climbing if you decide to take the side trip down to Marshall Beach: a quiet, isolated area surrounded by rocky serpentine cliffs with breathtaking views of the Golden Gate Bridge. Try hiking this trail near the end of the day to enjoy a long sunset over the Pacific Ocean and the lights of the Golden Gate Bridge.


1 day ago


1 month ago

Easy trail and great views from coast.


1 month ago

hiking


1 month ago

Very nice hike going down the view are so amazing also going up good for butizimo.. I would do it again.


2 months ago

hiking

Very foggy made it seem like we were all alone on the trail- which was pretty much the case based on the very few number of people we encountered. Definitely worth going down to the beach and climbing on the rocks. Very colorful with all the flowers in bloom on the bluffs. Hard to believe the bridge and city are right around the corner.


2 months ago

hiking

very easy trail and the view is absolutely beautiful. did a little rock climbing near the ocean.


6 months ago

walking


7 months ago

Great trail, walked from the south to Golden Gate. Parked on Pershing and took an Uber car back from the Vista Point. Would have been an easy walk back but our child was cranky.

Very crowded as you near Golden Gate lookout. Only one steep park climb toward the end of the hike. Views are spectacular and we could easily see the Farralon Islands as it was a clear day.


8 months ago


9 months ago

hiking

Hiked with kids. Perfect.


10 months ago

Went on a clear, warm September day. Parked on the north end and made our way towards Baker Beach along the trails. Views were gorgeous. Beware of nude bathers on northern portions of Marshall and Baker Beaches. We walked along road back to our car. Would do it again, but I would park near Baker Beach and hike towards Golden Gate. That's an uphill climb.


11 months ago


1 year ago

hiking

a must if you are in the neighborhood.


1 year ago


1 year ago

hiking

Nice easy hike/walk


1 year ago

hiking

Great little hike, stairs all the way down the beach. Means stairs all the way up from the beach going back. Worth the view and vantage point.


2 years ago

trail running

Great work out.


2 years ago

Fairly easy trail with great views. Also connects to other trails if you decide to go further. Bring snacks and eat on the beach. People watch for hours, especially all the teenagers trying to get a perfect Instagram shot in front of the bridge.
As with most coastal trails, wear layers.
There are bathrooms in the parking lot next to Baker Beach.


3 years ago

hiking

The best views of any hike in SF in my opinion. A short under 3 mile out and back, but has a lot of incline and decline and some steep steps. Enjoy!


3 years ago

walking

Easy walk - but INCREDIBLE, OUT OF THIS WORLD VIEWS!!! We got there with full fog, and were lucky enough to just catch the fog clearing out around 4pm! Absolutely gorgeous - really felt like we were at the edge of the world.