Coastal Trail Marin Hike


Battery Townsley "pond" in a former gun emplacement

This mellow hike was a joy in spring: wildflowers everywhere, great views, no fog. We chose the hiker-only trails where we could, but bike routes cover similar ground. The views offshore on a clear day are amazing, and the highlight was seeing a pond full of California newts in a former gun emplacement at Battery Townsley. The concrete "pond" has been filled with vegetation, and there were newts everywhere!  See more.

Elevation Profile



1.90 miles round-trip

Elevation Gain

791.00 feet