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Batteries to Bluffs Trail

EASY 32 reviews

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 474 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.

22 days ago

The views were just perfect, and it even looked like there were some folks swimming down at Marshall Beach. I was surprised there weren't more visitors, since this seems like a thing you *should* do as a tourist visiting SF.

1 month ago

hiking
2 months ago

Great views of the bridge!

2 months ago

super easy! the kids enjoyed it!

2 months ago

Beautiful trail! Some of the best views thus far of the Golden Gate Bridge. Husband who is a photographer was thrilled. A bit of an incline, my mom did okay but my dad needed to sit this one out.

3 months ago

Gorgeous views of the bay and very easy to do. Definitely worth it

3 months ago

4 months ago

so wonderful.. I liked the design

4 months ago

Easy trail and great views from coast.

hiking
5 months ago

5 months ago

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

hiking
5 months ago

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.

hiking
5 months ago

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

walking
9 months ago

11 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.

1 year ago

hiking
1 year ago

Hiked with kids. Perfect.

1 year 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.

1 year ago

hiking
1 year ago

a must if you are in the neighborhood.