From the Chestnut/Van Ness stop I’d sometimes wait for the #30 Stockton heading south to take me to the Laguna and Chestnut stop (four or so blocks west of Van Ness), depending on how long I had to wait. If I could walk there before the #30 showed, I’d do so rather than wait. Otherwise, off at Laguna & Chestnut to wait for the #28 “bridge bus.”
There are two bridge area stops, the first in front of the gift shop at the main bridgeviewing area. The second, the one where I most often disembark, is a couple blocks to the west, this being closer to the Batteries to Bluffs and other trails often hiked.
So waiting for the #30 recently, noticed the #28 showing up on the digital-arrival-times sign on the shelter. Now one can wait at Van Ness and Chestnut for the #28 that'll take you up to the bridge area. This eliminates one of the buses (or a several-block walk). Well, I think it’s an improvement.
Batteries to Bluffs Trail (473 steps): 1 thru 9
Connector Trail (208 steps) up to Immigrant Point Overlook: pic 10
Battery East Trail and stairs (153) down to the west end of Crissy Field, the Warming Hut, and the road to Fort Point. The Battery East area is gonna get a new overlook; construction's ongoing. 11 thru 25
From the east side of the Rob Hill Campground (26, 27, 28), down to a pleasant “secret” spot, the Fort Scott Community Garden: 29 thru 33
Up again for a short walk thru the forest: 34 thru 39