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Golden Gate National Recreation Area

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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.

Gems in Golden Gate National Recreation Area - 11

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gem Favorite Flying over the Golden Gate.

Golden Gate Bridge

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

Battery Spencer

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

Mile Rock Viewpoint

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

Point Bonita Lighthouse

(8) Tamalpa…, CA
gem Favorite Beautiful for sunsets

Sutro Baths

(16) San Fra…, CA
gem Favorite The Golden Gate Bridge shrouded in fog.

Hawk Hill

(7) Sausalito, CA
gem Favorite A cool sculpture on Chrissy Field.

Crissy Field

(8) San Fra…, CA
gem Favorite Rodeo Beach.

Rodeo Beach

(9) Tamalpa…, CA
gem Favorite Golden Gate Bridge from Fort Baker

Fort Baker

(6) Sausalito, CA
gem Favorite Under the Golden Gate, near Hopper's Hands.

Hopper's Hands

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

Ocean Beach

(4) San Fra…, CA

Recommended Routes in Golden Gate National Recreation Area - 3

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Favorite Mori Point. I have seen fishermen on the beach, but it is difficult to reach.
Intermediate Intermediate

Mori Point

2.4 mi 3.9 km 331' Up 100.76 m Up 330' Down 100.73 m Down

Pacifica, CA
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Favorite Half way up Baquiano Trail looking back to Mori Point.
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult

Sweeney Ridge Loop

5.7 mi 9.1 km 954' Up 290.82 m Up 958' Down 292.09 m Down

Pacifica, CA
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Favorite Ranger doing field work.
Easy/Intermediate Easy/Intermediate

Milagra Ridge Tour

1.7 mi 2.7 km 152' Up 46.33 m Up 145' Down 44.09 m Down

Pacifica, CA
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Golden Gate National Recreation Area Running

  • 33 Miles 52 Kilometers of Trail
  • 3 Recommended Routes
  • 11 Gems Gems
  • 10 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 18 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 4 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Areas Within Golden Gate National Recreation Area

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Trails in Golden Gate National Recreation Area - 29

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0.5 mi 0.8 km #1Sweeney Meadow Trail
Intermediate Intermediate
Millbrae, CA
Intermediate Intermediate
Millbrae, CA
2.2 mi 3.6 km #2Sweeney Ridge Trail
Intermediate Intermediate
Pacifica, CA
Intermediate Intermediate
Pacifica, CA
10.3 mi 16.5 km #3Bay Area Ridge Trail: SF Peninsula Watershed: Fifield-Cahill T…
Easy Easy
Highlands-Baywood Park, CA
Easy Easy
Highlands-Baywood Park, CA
1.2 mi 2.0 km #4California Coastal Trail: Mori Point
Intermediate Intermediate
Pacifica, CA
Intermediate Intermediate
Pacifica, CA
0.6 mi 1.0 km #5Milagra Ridge Trail
Intermediate Intermediate
Pacifica, CA
Intermediate Intermediate
Pacifica, CA
1.3 mi 2.0 km #6Mori Ridge Trail
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult
Pacifica, CA
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult
Pacifica, CA
1.7 mi 2.7 km #7Baquiano Trail
Difficult Difficult
Pacifica, CA
Difficult Difficult
Pacifica, CA
0.5 mi 0.8 km #8Old Mori Road
Easy Easy
Pacifica, CA
Easy Easy
Pacifica, CA
0.6 mi 0.9 km #9Timigtac Trail
Difficult Difficult
Pacifica, CA
Difficult Difficult
Pacifica, CA
1.8 mi 2.9 km #10Sneath Lane
Intermediate Intermediate
Pacifica, CA
Intermediate Intermediate
Pacifica, CA

Photos of Golden Gate National Recreation Area - 268

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