We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Batteries to Bluffs Trail

A short hike along the batteries and bluffs in the Presidio of San Francisco
Rating: 5 out of 5 by EveryTrail members
Difficulty: Moderate
Length: 0.7 miles
Duration: Less than 1 hour
Family Friendly

Overview :  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... more »

Take this guide with you!

Save to mobile
Get this guide & thousands of others on your mobile phone
EveryTrail guides are created by travelers like you.
  1. 1. Download the EveryTrail app from the App Store
  2. 2. Search for the Batteries to Bluffs Trail guide
  3. 3. Enjoy your self-guided tour
Get the app

Points of Interest

1. Trailhead

The trail starts just off of Lincoln Blvd above the beach (alternatively, you can start at the far end of the trail, where there is a parking lot off of Lincoln Blvd.

2. Batteries and Views

Soon you will reach the batteries and you can take some time to explore and walk around them.

You will also have great views of the beach below, as well as of the Golden Gate Bridge and Marin Headlands in the distance to the right.

3. Marshall Beach

You can take a short sidetrip down to Marshall Bridge where you can watch the waves crash on the sand or just relax and take a break.

4. View Point

Here is another great view of the Golden Gate Bridge. The trail turns to the right here, where it will end at a parking lot. You can choose to continue along the Coastal Trail to the Golden Gate Bridge, or turn back the way you came.