Today’s excursion was meant to mosey through the Presidio and say “Happy New Year” to my favorite trail, the Batteries to Bluffs.
Up Rob Hill’s Battery Caulfield Rd. to wind round to Immigrant Point Overlook, then down the Connector Trail to Lincoln (first pic). Where the sandy trail leads down to Battery Crosby, the trail east along Lincoln is now blocked with a trail detour sign due to construction along this part of Lincoln.
First thing noticed when I got to Battery Crosby was that all the graffiti has been painted over.
After doing the Batteries to Bluffs (next three photos), crossed over into the Fort Scott neighborhood and continued around the east side to cross under the Fort Scott bridge. Hadn’t done this in a while as I knew there was lots of construction around here, but figured there’d be a way to access the Park Trail for walkers as before.
Saw no easy way to the Park Trail over all the obstacles, but having already come this far kept slowly picking my way across piles of dirt and gravel to get to the short wood pedestrian bridge near the stables. This little bridge did have detour signs on it, but they were facing west, where I was coming from. I’m lucky that none of the workers came up and directed me back the other way.
When climbing the Cemetery Overlook steps from the Park Trail, was finally alone in the forest. Exited out the Overlook area’s south end to the Nauman and Washington street signs where the trailsign notes Inspiration Point .6 mile and Arguello Gate .7 mile. This pleasant walk is part trail and part bike lane along the curvy street, passing the Spire and opening to the Overlook parking area.