Beginning Date: 2008
Completion Date: 2014

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.

Fort Point Overlook
Fort Point Overlook - Photo by Alison Taggart-Barone, Parks Conservancy


Key Contributors

This project was made possible by generous philanthropic support from 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.