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Views toward Fort Cronkhite from Battery Alexander
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Difficulty: Easiest

Length

0.38 miles round-trip
This short trail segment connects Rodeo Beach with Battery Alexander, one of five powerful batteries built by the U.S. Army around the turn of the 20th century. Those guns, manned by soldiers at nearby Fort Barry, were emblematic of the "Endicott Period" of coastal defense technology.
Rocky beach at the end of the Mile Rock Trail
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Difficulty: Easiest

Length

0.30 miles round-trip
You'll pass by this short trail while hiking the Coastal Trail at Lands End . In just a short distance, you'll have a spectacular overlook of the Golden Gate Bridge , Marin Headlands , and even Point Reyes on a clear day. At the end, you'll see plenty of people...
Lobos Creek Trail boardwalk
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Difficulty: Easiest

Length

0.68 miles round-trip
Before San Francisco became the bustling city we know today, a large part of it was made up of coastal sand dunes. With the development of San Francisco over two centuries, much of the native landscape no longer exists. In 1994, the Presidio's Lobos Creek Valley underwent a major restoration...
Cypress trees in fog at Lands End
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Difficulty: Easiest

Length

0.24 miles round-trip
This short connector trail links the main Coastal Trail thoroughfare across Lands End to El Camino del Mar, near the Legion of Honor art museum. A part of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, the Legion of Honor houses a vast collection of ancient and European art in a...
Joggers enjoy the Crissy Field Promenade
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Difficulty: Easiest

Length

3.44 miles round-trip
Restored in 2001, Crissy Field wasted no time in becoming a San Francisco icon and a gem of the Parks Conservancy. The former military airfield now sports a clean, smooth promenade with views of the Golden Gate, Alcatraz , and the North and East Bays.
Battery Crosby in the Presidio
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Difficulty: Easiest

Length

0.27 miles round-trip
This short segment of the Batteries to Bluffs Trail takes visitors to Battery Crosby, an Endicott-era battery completed and armed in 1900 to protect the underwater minefield outside the Golden Gate. On the first Saturday and Sunday of each month (from 11 am to 3 pm), you can see a...
Equestrians ride through foggy Fort Funston
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Most locals know Fort Funston is Fido-tastic for dog-walking (or dog-watching!). But it's also a great place to bring your other four-legged friends for a pleasant (but windy) ride. The network of pathways across Fort Funston can accommodate equestrians!
Path winding through Rancho Corral de Tierra
trail
Difficulty: Easiest

Length

1.84 miles round-trip
This trail offers another portal into the sprawling, wild landscapes of Rancho Corral de Tierra . Find the signed trailhead at the end of Kanoff Street (cross-street 2nd) in Montara. After an opening stretch through coastal meadow, the trail gets steep and continues to climb steadily. It will eventually take...
trail
Difficulty: Easiest

Length

0.28 miles round-trip
Rodeo Lagoon view toward Marin Headlands Visitor Center
trail
Difficulty: Easiest

Length

3.18 miles round-trip
Rodeo Lagoon offers habitat for birds, butterflies, and bobcats—as well as miles of backcountry and coastal trails.