Round the horn and up the third stairway (58 or so steps) to the upper parking lot, headed east on the El Camino del Mar Trail to the uppermost stairway (second pic) that climbs to the west edge of the Legion of Honor parking lot and the golf course.
The Battle of the Bulge Trail is still walkable from the parking lot up to behind the VA Hospital, but construction’s still going on around here so you’ll be walking under a scaffolding.
Back down and across the footbridge, descended on the curvy wood stairway (about 88 steps – third foto) that connects the El Camino del Mar with the Coastal Trail.
On the Coastal Trail again, this time didn’t continue to the Painted Rock stairway, but up a steep paved trail to the golf course, moving along the cliffedge a little way, this time without being bugged by any golfers.
This time didn’t take the more obvious trail down from the golf course’s north edge the short distance to the stairway that descends to the east from the top of the Painted Rock steps. Curved round a few yards further to the top of my “berry trail." This trail is more difficult to see; if you don’t already know where it is, you’ll walk right by it. It’s steepish, short, secluded, overgrown, and also comes out at the east stairway, back again on the Coastal Trail.
The last stairway was the Lincoln Park steps at the west dead-end of California St. and out of the park.