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


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. The Battery East Vista project is part of the long-term plan to improve and enhance the trails and overlooks in the Presidio under the Trails Forever initiative.

This project will be completed between July 20 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.

This project is made possible by generous support from the Tiffany & Co. Foundation and the Evelyn & Walter Haas, Jr. Fund.

For more information, call (415) 561-3054 or e-mail trailsforever@parksconservancy.org.

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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 
trailsforever@parksconservancy.org.

View map of trail closure (PDF) >>