From the parking lot at the end of Mitchell Road is a two-mile paved loop that climbs steeply on the Coastal Trail for .75 mile to Battery Townsley, then returns to Fort Cronkhite on Old Bunker Road passing the entrance to the Marine Mammal Center.
Barrier Free Access: Wheelchair users may require assistance on the steep climb to Battery Townsley. From here the Coastal Trail leading to the left is inaccessible but just past the Battery turn right onto paved Old Bunker Road which has a gentle grade but is worn in places. It leads downhill one mile to a locked vehicle gate. If locked, you may have to retrace your route.