Park improvement projects and weather-related events sometimes result in temporary closures and detours of trails around the parks. 

Presidio Coastal Trail Bicycle/Pedestrian Bridge Construction Project

The National Park Service and Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy will complete improvements to the Presidio Coastal Trail corridor south of the Golden Gate Bridge, including the construction of a bicycle/pedestrian bridge which will connect the trail to Merchant Road. This project will begin in winter 2014 and will last through summer 2015.

The Merchant Road parking lot and Presidio Coastal Trail south of the Golden Gate Bridge will be closed during construction. A bicycle and pedestrian detour is in place through the Golden Gate Bridge Plaza and on Merchant Road.

This project is part of a comprehensive trail improvement program made possible by generous support from the Evelyn and Walter Haas, Jr. Fund, Trails Forever Fund-a-Foot of Trail donors, federal and local agency grants, and members of the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy.

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

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Fort Baker/Satterlee Road Improvements Project

Construction on Satterlee Road along the southeast edge of Horseshoe Cove will begin in June and will last through March. This project will widen and upgrade the existing road surface while maintaining the historic character of this park site.

Plans for this area include:

  • Realignment of road to create safe two-way traffic flow to and from Cavallo Point.
  • Improved access for emergency vehicles and bicycles.
  • New pathway and boardwalk to enhance pedestrian access around Travis Sailing Center, Cavallo Point, and Battery Yates.
  • Organized, more efficient parking.

Road and trail closures will be in effect during this project. Pedestrian access to Cavallo Point, Satterlee Road and Battery Yates will be available during non-construction hours after 5:30pm on weekdays and all day on weekends.

For more information or details about the project call (415) 561-3054 or write

View map of trail closure (PDF) >>