Batteries to Bluffs Trail

EASY 83 reviews

Batteries to Bluffs Trail is a 2.3 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near San Francisco, California 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.

DISTANCE
2.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
337 feet
ROUTE TYPE
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.

2 months ago

beautiful trail

5 months ago

Great quick trail. However part of the path is closed due to storm damage. Instead of completing a loop we had to go down and out on the same trail.

6 months ago

Great easy hike. Part of the route was closed due to hazardous conditions. Still a lovely easy hike with great views of the Golden Gate Bridge!

9 months ago

Batteries to Bluff was closed on 03/12/2017 for repairs.
Nice trail along coast that ends at Baker beach. The way back is along a busy road which isn't that great. The onward journey was good.

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

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.

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Sunday, October 02, 2016

Great views of the bridge!

Sunday, September 11, 2016

super easy! the kids enjoyed it!

Sunday, September 11, 2016

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.

Friday, August 26, 2016

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

Saturday, August 06, 2016

so wonderful.. I liked the design

Sunday, July 17, 2016

Easy trail and great views from coast.

Saturday, June 25, 2016

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

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Sunday, June 19, 2016

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.

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Saturday, June 11, 2016

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

Sunday, December 27, 2015

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.

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Sunday, November 01, 2015

Hiked with kids. Perfect.

Sunday, October 04, 2015

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.

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Saturday, May 30, 2015

a must if you are in the neighborhood.

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Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Nice easy hike/walk

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Sunday, January 04, 2015

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.

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