High on a Hill: Battery Godfrey
Had Mister SF been raised in the City, he might have spent his entire childhood playing Planet of the Apes at Battery Godfrey. The bluff top ruin sits high above the ocean on the west side of the Golden Gate. The three gun battery served during World War I and part of World War II before being taken out of service in 1943. Today it is an intersection of the imagination, with awe inspiring views that are unique among San Francisco overlooks. Anyone who thinks the dynamic natural environment of the bay simply stops on the other side of the gate bridge is in for a big surprise. Hikers can enter the coast trail through here. Access is through a parking lot on Langdon Court, off Lincoln Boulevard in the Presidio. Battery Godfrey is one of several artillery positions that once protected the coast from invasion. Caution: cruisy.

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