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Golden Gate National Recreation Area

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179 mi 287 km of trail 18 Featured Runs

Gems 11 Gems Easy Trails 61 Trails Intermediate Trails 40 Trails Hard Trails 4 Trails

Golden Gate National Recreation Area chronicles 200 years of history, from Native American culture, Spanish Empire frontier, California Gold Rush, the evolution of American coastal fortifications, and the growth of urban San Francisco. Comprised of 19 separate ecosystems and home to a multitude of different plant and animal species, the varied landscape has hundreds of ways to recreate including horseback riding, ranger-led programs, bicycling, hiking, and running.

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Gems in Golden Gate National Recreation Area - 11

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gem Favorite Sunlight on the Golden Gate.

Golden Gate Bridge

(32) Sausalito, CA
gem Favorite San Francisco, Golden Gate Bridge

Battery Spencer

(11) Sausalito, CA
gem Favorite Looking down the trail to Mile Rock Beach

Mile Rock Viewpoint

(6) San Fra…, CA
gem Favorite Another view of the lighthouse bridge

Point Bonita Lighthouse

(8) Tamalpa…, CA
gem Favorite The Golden Gate Bridge shrouded in fog.

Hawk Hill

(5) Sausalito, CA
gem Favorite Rodeo Beach.

Rodeo Beach

(7) Tamalpa…, CA
gem Favorite Wildflower in Lands End.

Sutro Baths

(8) San Fra…, CA
gem Favorite Looking across Chrissy Fields.

Crissy Field

(4) San Fra…, CA
gem Favorite Under the Golden Gate, near Hopper's Hands.

Hopper's Hands

(1) Sausalito, CA
gem Favorite Golden Gate Bridge from Fort Baker

Fort Baker

(4) Sausalito, CA
gem Favorite Enjoying Ocean Beach on a rare, sunny day.

Ocean Beach

(4) San Fra…, CA

Featured Runs in Golden Gate National Recreation Area - 18

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Favorite The Golden Gate Bridge is on display from the Coastal Trail.
Easy/Intermediate

Coastal Trail: Lands End

2.9 mi 4.6 km • Out and Back • 192 ft Ascent 58.44 m Ascent

(55) San Fra…, CA
Favorite Muir Beach.
Intermediate

Muir Beach Loop

5.8 mi 9.4 km • Loop • 1,164 ft Ascent 354.88 m Ascent

(26) Tamalpa…, CA
Favorite Heading back toward the parking lot on the Tennessee Valley Trail.
Intermediate/Difficult

Tennessee Valley Lollipop

4.1 mi 6.7 km • Loop • 761 ft Ascent 231.89 m Ascent

(15) Tamalpa…, CA
Favorite Topping out the big climb at the Table Rock 27k
Intermediate/Difficult

Marin Ultra Challenge 50 Mile by Inside Trail Racing

51.0 mi 82.0 km • Loop • 9,172 ft Ascent 2795.7 m Ascent

(3) Sausalito, CA
Favorite View from the SCA Trail.
Intermediate

South Headlands Loop (Coast-Miwok-Alta)

7.8 mi 12.6 km • Loop • 1,243 ft Ascent 378.86 m Ascent

(5) Sausalito, CA
Favorite Pacifica bluffs to Montara Mountain from below the Mussel Rocks parking area
Intermediate/Difficult

Mussel Rock Park Tour

2.2 mi 3.6 km • Loop • 310 ft Ascent 94.64 m Ascent

(1) Broadmoor, CA
Favorite Coastline views near Mori Point.
Intermediate

Mori Point

2.4 mi 3.9 km • Loop • 331 ft Ascent 100.76 m Ascent

(12) Pacifica, CA
Favorite View from the SCA Trail.
Intermediate/Difficult

Golden Gate Headlands Half Marathon

12.7 mi 20.5 km • Loop • 2,112 ft Ascent 643.83 m Ascent

(1) Marin City, CA

Trails in Golden Gate National Recreation Area - 87

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0.3 mi 0.5 km #1Sutro Baths Upper Trail
Easy/Intermediate
San Francisco, CA
Easy/Intermediate
0.3 mi 0.5 km San Francisco, CA
1.1 mi 1.8 km #2SCA Trail
Intermediate
Sausalito, CA
Intermediate
1.1 mi 1.8 km Sausalito, CA
1.5 mi 2.4 km #3Pirates Cove Trail
Intermediate
Tamalpais Valley, CA
Intermediate
1.5 mi 2.4 km Tamalpais Valley, CA
1.6 mi 2.7 km #4California Coastal Trail: Presidio
Easy/Intermediate
San Francisco, CA
Easy/Intermediate
1.6 mi 2.7 km San Francisco, CA
4.8 mi 7.7 km #5California Coastal Trail: Section 28 & 29
Intermediate
Bolinas, CA
Intermediate
4.8 mi 7.7 km Bolinas, CA
0.4 mi 0.7 km #6Sutro Heights Loop Trail
Easy
San Francisco, CA
Easy
0.4 mi 0.7 km San Francisco, CA
0.5 mi 0.9 km #7Point Bonita Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Tamalpais-Homestead Valley, CA
Easy/Intermediate
0.5 mi 0.9 km Tamalpais-Homestead Valley, CA
0.2 mi 0.4 km #8Slacker Ridge Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Sausalito, CA
Intermediate/Difficult
0.2 mi 0.4 km Sausalito, CA
0.6 mi 1.0 km #9Mussel Rock Trail
Intermediate
Broadmoor, CA
Intermediate
0.6 mi 1.0 km Broadmoor, CA
3.0 mi 4.8 km #10Willow Camp Fire Rd.
Difficult
Bolinas, CA
Difficult
3.0 mi 4.8 km Bolinas, CA
0.3 mi 0.4 km #11Mile Rock Trail
Difficult
San Francisco, CA
Difficult
0.3 mi 0.4 km San Francisco, CA
0.3 mi 0.4 km #12Upper Fisherman's Trail
Intermediate
Marin City, CA
Intermediate
0.3 mi 0.4 km Marin City, CA
0.3 mi 0.4 km #13Morning Sun Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Sausalito, CA
Easy/Intermediate
0.3 mi 0.4 km Sausalito, CA
1.1 mi 1.7 km #14Owl Trail
Easy
Tamalpais Valley, CA
Easy
1.1 mi 1.7 km Tamalpais Valley, CA
0.6 mi 1.0 km #15Batteries to Bluffs Trail
Easy
Sausalito, CA
Easy
0.6 mi 1.0 km Sausalito, CA
9.6 mi 15.5 km #16Miwok Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Marin City, CA
Intermediate/Difficult
9.6 mi 15.5 km Marin City, CA
1.0 mi 1.6 km #17Kirby Cove Road
Easy/Intermediate
Sausalito, CA
Easy/Intermediate
1.0 mi 1.6 km Sausalito, CA
1.9 mi 3.0 km #18Tennessee Valley Trail
Easy
Tamalpais-Homestead Valley, CA
Easy
1.9 mi 3.0 km Tamalpais-Homestead Valley, CA
1.9 mi 3.0 km #19Golden Gate Promenade - Chrissy Field
Easy
San Francisco, CA
Easy
1.9 mi 3.0 km San Francisco, CA
3.1 mi 5.1 km #20Dias Ridge Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Tamalpais Valley, CA
Intermediate/Difficult
3.1 mi 5.1 km Tamalpais Valley, CA

Photos of Golden Gate National Recreation Area - 246

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Sunset on the beach
Jul 27, 2018 near Sausalito, CA
View from the SCA Trail.
Mar 3, 2016 near Sausalito, CA
Rodeo Beach.
Feb 9, 2016 near Tamalpa…, CA
The perfect outdoor classroom.
Mar 2, 2016 near Tamalpa…, CA
Tennessee Valley Hike
Sep 2, 2015 near Tamalpa…, CA
Sunset from above the beach at Mussel Rocks
Mar 14, 2019 near Broadmoor, CA
Rodeo Beach.
Mar 4, 2016 near Tamalpa…, CA
Imagine watching Fleet Week from here!
Mar 2, 2016 near Sausalito, CA

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