Batteries to Bluffs - North Baker Beach
This trail, completed and renovated in 2007, offers views of the Golden Gate Bridge, panoramas south and west, and a groomed descent to the shoreline at North Baker Beach.
The beach area below the bluffs -- around North Baker Beach -- has been a popular nude beach and gay beach. Getting to the beach has always been kind of an unofficial challenge, including navigating obstacles like poison oak. The new trail obviously changes the access to the area.
The entire hillside has undergone excavation, removing some of the landfill left from the Presidio's years as a military post.