The Pacific Overlook, the Presidio's latest (first pic), is very close to the east trailhead for the Batteries to Bluffs Trail (about 474 steps). Trails and bike lanes along Lincoln have been improved. There's attractive new fencing and new infosigns and trail markers. Next two pix: view of the BTB from Lincoln near the overlook.
The view of the whole world from here is another "OMG! Go check this out for yourself! Mere words don't do it justice."
Starting out from the bridge area's #28 bus stop, it looked like the Battery East Trail is open and hopefully also the part of the Coastal Trail that passes under the bridge. Will hike this in a couple of days.
Took the walkers' tunnel again west from the bridge area. After passing the sheltered bus stop for the #28, crossed Lincoln to what looked like a through trail. It's short and wildflowery, between two vehicle streets, and will take you directly out to the first Overlook, the Golden Gate. Just cross the street to ascend the main stairway.
The Pacific Overlook is just west of the Golden Gate Overlook raved about last week: fourth pic. The area has been opened up and trails improved so you don't need to walk on Lincoln to get from one overlook to the other (fifth pic). Sunny but windy today with lots of whitecaps down there.
If I want to attend the bridge's 75th birthday party on Sunday, guess it would behoove me to walk into/through the park and not try to take a bus up to the bridge area. Vehicles are being discouraged; it's suggested people bike, walk, or take public transportation. Plenty of still-locked porta-potties are lined up for Sunday.
I'd still like to see at least one pedestrian bridge to take you to/from Fort Scott as even on weekdays the vehicle traffic around here can be heavy. There are bright-white crosswalks and people are slowing down for walkers as they should, but I'd appreciate something like the green walkers' bridge over Clarendon between Forest Knolls and Midtown Terrace.
It's a short and pleasant stroll (sixth pic) along the north side of Lincoln from the west edge of the Pacific Overlook to the sandy trail that descends to Battery Crosby, at the top of which is the Batteries to Bluffs' west trailhead.
In many spots along the Batteries to Bluffs, the wildflowers and other plants on both sides of the trail are taller than I am.