Beginning Date: 2008
Completion Date: 2015

The National Park Service and Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy began improvements to the Battery East Bay Trail in 2008, with the construction of bicycle, pedestrian, and accessible paths where formal alignments did not previously exist. Prior to this dedicated multi-use trail, cyclists and pedestrians had to travel along with the heavy traffic on Lincoln Blvd, which had provided the only link to the Golden Gate Bridge.

In 2012, and in anticipation of the 75th anniversary of the Golden Gate Bridge, the Park Service and Parks Conservancy completed an additional segment of dedicated bicycle/pedestrian lanes as the trail passes by the Battery East parking lot.

In 2014, the final segment of dedicated bicycle/pedestrian lanes was constructed, along with the creation of the new Fort Point Overlook.

In 2015, the park is undertaking the Battery East Vista and Trailhead Project. The new Battery East Vista will feature an accessible viewing area, seating, trail maps and interpretation of historic Battery East. The Bay Trail will be realigned to improve bike and pedestrian safety. The Battery East parking lot will be redesigned to increase capacity and reduce maintenance. 

This project will be completed between July and November 2015. The Battery East parking lot will be closed for the duration of this project. A pedestrian and bicycle detour will be in place surrounding the site. 

For more information, call (415) 561-3054 or e-mail 


Key Contributors

This project was made possible by generous philanthropic support from The Tiffany & Co. Foundation, the Evelyn and Walter Haas, Jr. Fund, the Association for Bay Area Governments, and the Bay Trail Project. Our deep gratitude goes to these lead funders and the members of the Parks Conservancy for their support of work in the Presidio.