Up the trail for the cavetop view area (pic 2) and westernmost trailhead for the Coastal Trail: 3 thru 7, 142 steps.
To the upper parking lot overlook from the main trail (59 steps) and a trail ascending from the El Camino del Mar Trail to check for ripe berries, one of my favorite “secret” spots in the park. This is a thick-sand zigzaggy trail that climbs to a short trail just above the old Fort Miley buildings. It is way harder to trek up this, short as it is, than it is to sorta slide down in the sand; did both: 8, 9, 10, 11.
Continuing east on the El Camino del Mar Trail to the 89 steps (pix 12, 13) that descend to the main Lands End/Coastal Trail.
When signs say no bicycles are allowed on certain parts of the trails, there’s a good reason: There are long stairways! I’ve seen people carrying their bikes up and down.
If you continue to the east end of the El Camino Trail, there’s a way up to the west edge of the Legion of Honor parking lot (49 steps, pic 14).
Main Lands End Trail: pic 15.
Up the curvaceous wood “Painted Rock” stairway (part of the main Lands End Trail, 138 steps), with its two stone benches alongside: 16 thru 20.
Partway down the other side (east stairs, about 120, pix 21 thru 24), a detour for another “hidden” trail, the top of this just below the golf course: 25, 26. Lots of wild nasturtiums bloom up here with parts of the trail delightfully overgrown.
Back down to continue out the east side: 27, 28, 29, 30.
Crossing the street for a couple more blocks on a dirt trail just below the east side of the golf course, and down the gorgeous Lincoln Park/California St. tiled stairway: 31, 32.