Battery Crosby Trail


Battery Crosby in the Presidio

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 demonstration of the "disappearing gun" that was mounted here at Battery Chamberlin to the south (at the north end of the Baker Beach parking lot).  

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0.27 miles round-trip

Elevation Gain

11.00 feet

Elevation Loss

-47.00 feet

Typical Tread Width

102 Inches

Minimum Tread Width

63 Inches

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