Nike Missile Site Field Trip
SF-88L is the only NIKKE missile battery in the in the country preserved in its original appearance. Part of the battery is located underground with inadequate lighting for normal photography. Consequently, be sure to have a tripod or flash attachment handy. Volunteers are most willing to demonstrate the missile site systems. Besides photographing this cold war relic, beautiful lush green hills and coastal areas nearby offer photographic opportunities. You also might want to stop off at the Marin Headlands Visitor Center to check out their exhibits and have coffee.
Directions: Traveling north on route 101, after crossing the Golden Gate Bridge, take the Alexander Avenue exit 442 (the second exit). Travel through a cut in the mountain, then turn slightly left onto Danes Drive that soon becomes Bunker Road and passes through a tunnel. After exiting the tunnel, continue west on Bunker Road for approximately 2.5 miles. You will reach a fork in the road. Veer to the left on Field Road. About 150 yards after the fork you will see the Marin Headlands Visitor Center on your right. Site SF-88L will be the first right you come to beyond the Visitor Center parking lot. It’s about a quarter mile up the hill to the gate.