Off the bus at 25th Avenue, curved around to the north trailhead for the Lobos Creek Dunes Boardwalk. This is a meandering trail about a half mile long, at the end of which is a short stairway into the Presidio Forest (first two photos). Even from a distance the forest looked better today than it normally does; delighted by all the improvements since my last walk-through. Chose a trail accessed for the first time that took me to the beginning of one of the upper residential sidewalks; continued out to Battery Caulfield Road past the dunes area.
Uphill on the Anza Trail from Washington to wind round the south edge of Rob Hill Campground and onto one of the short, sun-dappled trails behind the Fort Scott neighborhood near the community garden. Out at the northwest edge of Fort Scott, headed towards the east trailhead for the Batteries to Bluffs Trail (470+ steps), San Francisco’s longest stairway (third foto, showing one of the new railings on the steep west side).
The Batteries to Bluffs climbs steeply to Battery Crosby at its west trailhead where a short trail continues uphill to Lincoln. At Lincoln, crossed at the crosswalk to ascend the 208-step Connector Trail (last two photos) to Immigrant Point Overlook.
From the Overlook, it was then all the way downhill on Battery Caulfield to continue past the Lobos Valley Overlook where a lot of little birds were hopping around the native plant garden area.