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Sausalito to Stinson Beach

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Length: 17.65 miles
Difficulty: Moderate
Duration: 3 Days
Created by Ryan Branciforte

Park: 37.83622534 -122.5028801 park Marin Headlands (GGNRA)

  • Car (Drive up)


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 Springs trail on your way to Tennessee Valley. Good spot for picnic.
  • Stay on the Miwok trail to Coyote Ridge then down to through the Zen Center on the Middle Green Gulch trail (watch out for bikers)
  • Check out the gardens where they make food for Greens restaurant in San Francisco!
  • Enjoy Muir Beach and feel free to stop at the historic Pelican Inn for a drink or food
  • Find the Redwood Creek Trail to Heather cut off then a long trek up the Coastal Trail to Pantoll
  • Camp at Pantoll or you can continue to Stinson.
  • From Pantoll get on the Matt Davis trail for some amazing views of the Pacific then
  • Down to Stinson Beach for food, chilling on the beach, other amenities here.

Marin Headland Trail Map
ount Tamalpais Trail Map
Olmsted Brothers' map, A Rambler's Guide to the Trails of Mt. Tamalpais and the Marin Headlands (This map is out of print, but if you can find a copy this is the best map of the whole area)

Hawk camp info
Pantoll Camp info



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