Stairs

Stairs down to Black Sands Beach
trail
Difficulty: Easiest

Length

1.08 miles round-trip
The trail down is steep with plenty of stairs. There are a number of places where the flora gets tall and it seems walled in. On a foggy day, the trail disappears ahead of you. On clear days, the beach below provides quite the reward. Become a beachcomber on the...
Low clouds cloak the Marin Headlands
trail
Difficulty: Easiest

Length

4.02 miles round-trip
A hike along the SCA Trail will provide a breathless vista of the Golden Gate Bridge and the surrounding Bay. When the sun is shining and the fog is lifted, hiking along this trail will make memories that will last a lifetime. Experience what the Golden Gate Bridge looks like...
Pirates Cove Trail
trail
Difficulty: Easiest

Length

2.92 miles round-trip
Picture just you, the chaparral, the crashing waves, the sky, and a trail that runs along the rugged coast just south of Muir Beach. The Pirate's Cove Trail is probably what you've been imagining. From the north, connect to this trail from a section of the Coastal Trail at Muir...
Notch Trail
trail
Difficulty: Easiest

Length

2.10 miles round-trip
From Skyline College, you'll be shocked by how quickly you can leave civilization. Begin the climb through the trees to a view of Rockaway Beach. You'll have some great ocean views during this portion of the trail. The trail turns away from the ocean, and you view the valley below...
View of the Golden Gate from the Marin Headlands
trail
Difficulty: Easiest

Length

0.71 miles round-trip
Highway 101 lies just below this trail. Take your time and enjoy the views in the canyon as you make your way up the hill side, and look out over the bay as you follow numerous switchbacks. Head up to the bench just to the right of the trail at...
Lobos Creek Trail boardwalk
trail
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...
Gun at Black Point Battery in Fort Mason
trail
Difficulty: Easiest

Length

0.35 miles round-trip
During the Civil War, the U.S. Army hastily built two batteries, armed with 10-inch Rodman guns, at a site that locals called Black Point. These armaments at Point San Jose Military Reservation (later called Fort Mason ) served as backup to the fortifications on Alcatraz and at Fort Point ...
Golden Gate Bridge view from Battery Yates at Fort Baker
trail
Difficulty: Easiest

Length

0.30 miles round-trip
After visiting Cavallo Point and the beautifully restored Colonial Revival buildings along the main parade at Fort Baker , be sure to make a side trip to Battery Yates, located just off Satterlee Road. The trail to Battery Yates (named after an Army officer killed at the Battle of Little...
Fort Baker Chapel
trail
Difficulty: Easiest

Length

0.31 miles round-trip
At the rear of the newer Cavallo Point buildings at Fort Baker , you'll discover a set of stairs that connect you with the Drown Road Trail. Highlights include sensational views of the Golden Gate, and, of course, the historic post chapel itself (now a picturesque event and wedding venue).
Gradual descent to the surf at China Beach
trail
Difficulty: Moderate

Length

0.11 miles round-trip
Access to the beach is via a paved drive or stairway down from the parking lot to water level.