Monday, October 27, 2014

60 Hikes in 60 Miles in 60 Weeks: Week Sixty
Batteries to Bluffs
Just some of the steps on Batteries to Bluffs Trail, a San Francisco treat

What it's like:
Just under 2 miles out and back and up and down coastal bluffs in the Presidio, just south of the Golden Gate Bridge. In addition to showing off exceptional views, this hike visits quiet Marshall Beach.

Why now:
Lovely October weather allows clear vistas of the Golden Gate Bridge and the Marin Headlands.

If you can't make it this week:
This hike has become one of my City standards. Year round it picks up my spirits and gives me great exercise.

Insider tip:
You can easily extend this hike north to the scenic Golden Gate Bridge overlook near Battery Godfrey, or keep trekking on Coast Trail, pass under the bridge, and descend to the Warming Hut at Crissy Field for lunch. Check this map for details and other Presidio hike ideas.

Batteries to Bluffs is hike number 60 in 60 Hikes in 60 Miles: San Francisco (third edition)Read about this hike on BAHiker.

Alternate choice:
Hiker's choice -- suggest some trails!

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Thanks for hiking along for 60 weeks.

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