Back up again on the super-popular Pacific Heights stairway (as in why pay for a gym membership when you’ve got something like this that’s free), into the Presidio at the park’s Broadway Gate and into the forest on the Mountain Lake Trail.
I like an offtrail (north) route down to the “secret” walkers’ gate behind the Simonds Loop residences. On the other side of this old wood fence you’ll hear buses and cars on Presidio Blvd.: 14, 15, 16
62 steps for the brick steps/walkway down from upper Simonds Loop to lower Simonds Loop: 17, 18
Down into another section of forest from Liggett, soon alongside Andy Goldworthy’s Wood Line that's just up from the paved trail called Lover’s Lane: 19, 20.
Now over to birdsongy El Polin Spring, "my" willow tree from the boardwalk, pic 21.
Foot of the 69 steps (pic 22) up to the Ecology Trail that climbs to Inspiration Point Overlook just off Arguello.
On a trail above El Polin Spring (pic 23) with view east to where I just came from.
Just above El Polin Spring on the south side is Julius Kahn Park. Across the street from the park is an opening in the Presidio Wall at Spruce & Pacific (last pic). Spruce uphill here is a doozy.