This park has it all: miles of trails, hills, cliffs, beaches, forested valleys and spectacular views of the coast, San Francisco, and the Golden Gate Bridge.
The Marin Headlands of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area offers a vast array of activities just north of the Golden Gate Bridge. In fall, thousands of raptors migrate through the area, and in spring, wildflowers decorate the park’s sunny acres. Facilities within the park include historic military buildings, a visitor center, a campground, a hostel, an art center, a marine mammal rehabilitation and research facility, and an indoor-outdoor children’s museum.
See video of this trip here: http://vimeo.com/28205640 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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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. […]