Storms close Fort Funston beach trail

Some areas in the Golden Gate National Recreation Area will close temporarily due heavy winter storms, National Park Service officials said Friday.

Tennessee Valley Beach and the North Beach Access Trail at Fort Funston have already closed due to increased pressures on the dam behind Tennessee Valley and highly unstable cliffs at Fort Funston North, according to park officials.

The beach will close intermittently during the winter season, but the Tennessee Valley Trail will remain open other than beach access. The Fort Funston trail is expected to remain closed this winter.

Additionally, park officials said the Hawk and Haypress campgrounds in the Marin Headlands Walk-In Campgrounds will be closed from Jan. 15 to March 31 as a proactive measure, as falling trees and limbs are a safety concern during high winds.

Park officials said that the safety of park visitors and staff is their highest priority, and visitors are advised to exercise caution when visiting the park.

Visitors are encouraged to visit the parks website at www.nps.gov.goga for any park alerts.