Battery Chamberlin Trail


Ranger leads a demonstration at Battery Chamberlin

The army built Battery Chamberlin on Baker Beach in 1904 to protect the harbor’s minefields. In 1977, the Golden Gate National Parks acquired a 97,000-pound cannon of the type originally emplaced here, and visitors today can still see this “disappearing” gun that can be cranked in and out of its hidden emplacement.

Elevation Profile



0.15 miles round-trip