Continuing on to the east trailhead for the Batteries to Bluffs (473 or so steps). Pix 2 through 11.
Down from Battery Crosby and up to Lincoln (pic 12), stayed on the same side of the street where a few yards to the west the Sand Ladder log stairway swoops down to Baker Beach.
If you try to count these, you'll probably get a different staircount each time as some will always be covered with sand. You may or may not feel wood beneath your feet. It has more than 225; this time counted 231 as a conservative estimate, with a "Challenging" rating from me for this one. An excellent workout. Pix 13 through 17.
Back up again to Lincoln after getting my hiking boots soaked by a wave while taking far-pix up from the Sand Ladder's foot (18, 19, 20, 21).
Up again, crossing Lincoln at the well-marked crosswalk for the foot of the Connector Trail (pics 22, 23: 208 steps) that climbs to Immigrant Point Overlook.
The Anza Trail extension mentioned in a previous post is fully walkable now. Crossed over from the top of the Connector, starting at the short, older flight of steps that leads to Rob Hill Campground. There are 13 wood steps and a short footbridge with the new trail continuing across Washington & Compton next to residences until it hits the regular sidewalk.
Further downhill on Battery Caulfield, you can cross the street from the end of the sidewalk at a crosswalk and continue this trail extension on the east side. Pic 24.
Or instead of continuing downhill, you can start up the trail for the Marine Cemetery Vista, maybe stopping at the overlook's benches, onto the boardwalk, then down the stairs (103) to 14th Ave. On your way out of the park at the 14th Avenue "Gate," you'll have a view across busy Park Presidio Blvd. to Mountain Lake where I recently saw these guys: pic 25.
Enjoyed a beloved old forest trail on a previous hike. Hadn't done the 56 steps to the Post Chapel (pics 26, 27) and the trail alongside the cemetery in a while. It runs east to west, is a good workout for such a short trail, and still not overly manicured after all this time. It's among the wilder spots in the park with twigs, leaves, and eucalyptus bark underfoot, huge old trees, and some logs to sit on and step over (last pic).