My own first choice would be to add some additional steps from the cliff edge (steepish here) near the hang glider landing area down to where the present steps begin, like they did with Glen Canyon down from Christopher Park. And then extend the present steps from the end so the stairs go all the way down to the beach. I’d leave the log steps as they presently are though.
And remove that fencing (pic 5) that one has to duck under if coming into the park from the north side. Why not acknowledge these perfectly walkable and well-worn duney-trails? The GGNRA and I have different priorities. Up to the main part of the park: 6 thru 10.
The bus and L-Taraval Metro stop at the front of the zoo, leaving a (seemingly) mile or so south I must walk (just above Ocean Beach) to get to the main part of Fort Funston. Why didn’t MUNI think to provide a bus stop at the park’s front entrance (east side, foot) where a little way up starts the other stairway (partially covered with sand, leading to the fountain with the doggy water dishes): 11, 12.
The hang gliding deck has been improved upon since my last visit. New wood deck and fencing with several new wood benches: 13 thru 17.
One guy was up when I was there, the windsock being sometimes straight out and sometimes just a tad below (18 thru 21). But when heading back to the Metro stop, the wind came up, stinging my face and neck with fine sand.
Now for the log stairway partway down to the beach: 160 steps. You may get a different staircount each time as, like the Presidio’s Sand Ladder (around 250), sand will be covering most or part of the steep, uneven log steps: 22 thru 39, down and back up again.
Back to the Metro stop again at Wawona & 46th Avenue, last five.