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Batteries to Bluffs Trail

EASY 73 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
492 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.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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9 months 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.