Got up to Immigrant Point Overlook far too early as the Angels started later than they did yesterday. Tired of waiting around, meandered over to the back of Rob Hill Campground where two unmarked minor trails off a street called Central Magazine lead to the back of the Fort Scott neighborhood.
The trail I took down is forested. The one I took back to the Campground again starts with a few concrete steps, is more out in the open, and passes by a tire swing (first photo). A yellow fire hydrant is at its west trailhead near the Campground.
These short trails are a few yards apart and come out near the Fort Scott Community Garden (off Wisser Court) behind residences. Spent a few moments in this "hidden" garden before heading back.
Immigrant Point Overlook's a good place to view the airshow and not that many people were there; who knows how packed it’ll be for the weekend shows. My perch gave me a great view of the tops of Battery Crosby (second photo: Battery Crosby, down from Lincoln, the west trailhead for the Batteries to Bluffs Trail) and the Sand Ladder, and all the traffic on Lincoln.
It took about 20 minutes for me to make my way back down Rob Hill from Immigrant Point Overlook out of the park to California & Park Presidio to catch the bus.
On the way, it’s a pleasure to take the part of the Anza Trail that passes alongside the Lobos Valley Overlook (third photo: the unique benches).
If you remember what this hillside looked like before the Overlook and the extensive planting around here, you’ll definitely appreciate how it looks today. I always have to slow down to admire it all.
Enter the park at the 15th Ave. Gate, where the former public health hospital buildings are now residences, and turn left at the trailmarker for the Anza Trail.
I’d like to see the sidewalk continue ALL the way to Immigrant Point Overlook from the beginning of the Presidio Forest, as a part of this route, most of it on Battery Caulfield Road, forces walkers out into the street and the cars pass far too close. Or maybe a trail at the edge of the road.