Into the park at the 14th Ave. “gate,” Wyman Ave. homes, first pic, on my way to climb the Marine Cemetery Vista Overlook steps, 2 thru 5 (about 103 steps) to the boardwalk, benches, and memorial plaque.
This is one of the newer Presidio stairways, created several years ago. Many sailors were buried up here between 1881 and 1912, behind what used to be the Public Health Service District, converted to residences several years ago.
Uphill on Battery Caulfield Road, turning right on Washington, thru a residential area and into the forest.
East of Rob Hill Campground, a short trail down to behind Fort Scott neighborhood homes, pic 6. Brief offtrail logsittin’ (pic 7) before heading down a less-used trail to visit the “hidden” Fort Scott Community Garden.
Now onto the Connector Trail. 208 Steps descend from Immigrant Point Overlook (pix 8, 9,10), crossing Lincoln at the foot.
The Batteries to Bluffs west trailhead begins with a winding downhill sandy trail to Battery Crosby: 11 thru 31. 473 or so steps, not counting 16 or so to the top of Battery Crosby and 40-something for the offshoot trail that descends to Marshall's Beach.
On to the National Cemetery Overlook: 32 thru 35. A trail this time, this between the Park Trail below and residences above, instead of the winding wood stairway ascending thru the forest from the Park Trail. Don't miss these 98 steps if you haven’t done ’em before.
Meanderings elsewhere in the park: 36 thru 41.