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Fort Baker (GGNRA)

Park managed by: National Park Service

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Fort Baker sits at the base of north end of the Golden Gate Bridge. Home to the Bay Area Discovery Museum and Cavallo Point Lodge, Fort Baker is a great place to watch all the action on a sunny day on the Bay.

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Sausalito to Muir Woods

by Ryan Branciforte

See video of this trip here: This is a great day of hiking in marin! Starts with breath taking views of Angel Island from the Morning Sun Trail. Ascends to the Alta Trail and then over to Tenessee Valley via Marincello Trail. Then over to Muir Beach on the Fox Trail and Coastal Trails with […]

Cavallo Point/Bay Trail at Fort Baker, Porpoise Walk

by Dan Rademacher

Where can you stand on dry land and feel like you're on a Bay cruise? Try Cavallo Point at Fort Baker. The lodge here is pricey, but the hike is free. When the tide reaches full ebb, the whitewater rip currents will have you convinced you're on the deck of an eastbound boat. Walk out […]

Sausalito to Stinson Beach

by Ryan Branciforte

Wonderful one-way hike or backpack trip from through the Marin Headlands over Mt. Tamalpais and down to Stinson Beach: Start at Spencer Bus Pad in the Marin Headlands, take the Morning Sun trail to the Alta and Bobcat Trail If backpacking, camp for FREE at Hawk Camp Hike the Bobcat and Miwok trails to Old […]

Headlands Loop

by Ryan Branciforte

A nice loop in the Marin Headlands with spectacular views of San Francisco and the Pacific. Get off the bus at Spence Bus Pad and head up the Morning Sun trail Connect to the Bay Area Ridge trail and Bobcat trail to the Rodeo Valley trail Head down Rodeo Valley with stunning view of the […]

Marin Headlands to Crissy Field

by Ryan Branciforte

A wonderful afternoon hike with incredible views of the pacific ocean, San Francisco and the Golden Gate Bridge.  On this hike you'll explore the beautiful Marin Headlands winding through Rodeo Valley and then ascending the ridge tops.    Much of the hike is on the Bay Area Ridge Trail. After a few hours in the […]

Turkey Trot

by Ryan Branciforte

Our trot began at the Civic Center at McAllister and Polk, where we picked up the GG 70.  This bus makes several stops in the city before crossing the Golden Gate Bridge, so there are many other pick-up options.  The ride takes you through the city, and over the bridge.  Riding on the bus over […]

Coastal Trail Walk, with Newts

by Dan Rademacher

This short hike was a joy in spring: wildflowers everywhere, great views, no fog. We chose the hiker-only trails where we could, but bike routes cover similar ground. The views offshore on a clear day are amazing, and the highlight was seeing a pond full of California newts in a former gun emplacement at Battery […]

Tourist Club Challenge

by Ryan Branciforte

 A very challenging and long day hike, hence the “challenge” in the name. This hike has so much to offer. After a short bus ride from San Francisco, you enter at the Morning Sun trailhead and make your way up the mountain, soon catching views of Angel Island and north end of SF Bay. Your […]

Canal Alliance Hike

by Ryan Branciforte

Hike from from Marin City along the Alta trail and the secret stairwells to the tourist hub of Sausalito, boasting it's scenic city scape views of San Francisco. From there, jump on the ferry to the city or grab lunch and head back to Marin City.  This is a great hike if you live in […]

Headlands Rodeo Beach Ramble

by Ryan Branciforte

Take Golden Gate 70/80 from Civic Center in San Francisco to Marin City transfer station. A short walk through a residential neighborhood will lead you to the Pacheco Fire Road trail head. The trail begins under the cover of gorgeous eucalyptus trees, but quickly becomes exposed to the sun as you hike along a ridge […]

Tennessee Valley loop

by Elizabeth Laubach

Tucked in the Marin Headlands, Tennessee Valley opens a clear plain to the ocean through the scrub and grasses. A small creek cuts through the valley to a tiny beach. The Tennessee Valley trail is open to hikers, bicyclists, and equestrians. Miwok Livery Stables, located just south of the parking lot, provides guided trail rides. […]

  • Jul 07

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