San Francisco’s Presidio Coastal Trail Closed

Hikers who enjoy strolling along Baker Beach near the Golden Gate Bridge need to be aware that due to severe erosion, the trail connecting Baker Beach with the Bridge is now closed. The National Park Service has restricted access to the portion that lies next to Lincoln Boulevard. This is the area north of the place where you get a good view of the Pacific Ocean.

Signage has been posted to discourage access as it can be slippery and dangerous. There is no schedule for reopening the trail. You can see the damage in this KGO credited photo.

Baker Beach trail closed
Credit KGO, SF

Baker Beach is part of the now closed Army Presidio. It is a unit of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area, administered by the National Park Service. The beach provides great views of the Bridge’s northern exposure. Ocean currents can be very severe here and caution needs to be taken. Baker Beach also has had the reputation of being the City’s “clothing optional beach.” Too cold now for that!

Unrelated thought worth quoting: It seems to be a law of nature, inflexible and inexorable, that those who will not risk cannot win.” – John Paul Jones

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  1. Dean says:

    Hope this is repaired soon, great part of the city.

    Hiked in 09 from Legion of Honor down to Baker Beach, over to Golden Gate, down to Fort Point, passing Crissy Field Marsh, all the way along to Fort Mason, then through Labor Day crowds to Pier 39 for a well deserved bucket o bits at Bubba Gump!

    Great day.

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