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Golden Gate National Recreation Area

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116 mi 186 km of trail 15 Featured Runs

Gems 11 Gems Easy Trails 51 Trails Intermediate Trails 36 Trails Hard Trails 3 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.

Food & Drink

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Han Il Kwan SF Weekly's Best of Winner 2010 - Editorial Pick - BEST ONE-DISH FEAST: DOLSOT BIBIMBAP
Fiorella I really enjoyed the Green, Eggs, and Ham Pizza. Great local Italian spot.
Pizzetta 211 Don't come here with more than 2 people. Tiny spot!
Kabuto Beware the text on the Omakase menu. It says $65 (good for 2 ppl), but it actually means $65/person!
Lou's Cafe Best sandwich in San Francisco. #fact
Halu You'd be hard-pressed to find better okonomiyaki in the city. Throw in the Beatles decor, the offal-laden yakitori, and the friendly family vibe and the tiny Halu's a win. [Eater 38 Member]
312 8th Ave, San Francisco CA — (415) 221-9165
Schubert's Bakery Try a slice of the Princess Cake - authentic flavor!
Genki Crepes Gotta try the dessert crepes with nutella. mmmm mmmm good!
Burma Superstar My last meal on earth will hopefully include a tea leaf salad, samosa soup, superstar vegetarian noodles and lots of sangria and coconut rice.
Mandalay Go to Mandalay and order the Tea Leaf Salad.
B★Star Cafe Do not pass on these Brussel Sprouts. Just about perfect.
Arsicault Bakery Holy cow, if you like savory pastries, the ham and cheese croissant is no joke.
Noe Valley Bakery Their crusty white loaf is hands-down the best bread available anywhere in SF...
Lucca Ravioli Company This windowless shop is the secret trove of mozzarella, pasta, pesto and spices that your imaginary Sicilian grandmother left for you in her will
El Techo Best rooftop drinking in the mission
Lolinda everything is amazing, but definitely don't miss the croquetas and the bone marrow.
Beretta If you like Bon Iver, pizza and hipster chicks, you've found a home.
Arizmendi Bakery Panaderia & Pizzeria One of the best slices in the city for only $2.50
Papalote Mexican Grill Have some good ol' chips and salsa...it's #46 on 7x7's Big Eat SF 2010.
Taqueria El Farolito 7x7's Big Eat 2012 says the super carne asada burrito is delicious. Yum!

Areas Within Golden Gate National Recreation Area

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Gems in Golden Gate National Recreation Area - 11

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Featured Runs in Golden Gate National Recreation Area - 15

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Trails in Golden Gate National Recreation Area - 75

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1.5 mi 2.4 km
#1 Pirates Cove Trail
Tamalpais Valley, CA
1.5 mi 2.4 km Tamalpais Valley, CA
Minor Issues
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Mostly Dry, Some Mud
27 days ago
San Francisco, CA
0.3 mi 0.5 km San Francisco, CA
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1.1 mi 1.8 km
#3 SCA Trail
Sausalito, CA
1.1 mi 1.8 km Sausalito, CA
Unknown
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Sausalito, CA
0.2 mi 0.4 km Sausalito, CA
Unknown
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1.1 mi 1.7 km
#5 Owl Trail
Tamalpais Valley, CA
1.1 mi 1.7 km Tamalpais Valley, CA
Minor Issues
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Mostly Dry, Some Mud
27 days ago
Bolinas, CA
4.8 mi 7.7 km Bolinas, CA
Unknown
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0.3 mi 0.4 km
#7 Mile Rock Trail
San Francisco, CA
0.3 mi 0.4 km San Francisco, CA
Unknown
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Bolinas, CA
3.0 mi 4.8 km Bolinas, CA
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Marin City, CA
0.3 mi 0.4 km Marin City, CA
Unknown
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San Francisco, CA
0.4 mi 0.7 km San Francisco, CA
Unknown
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1.3 mi 2.1 km
#11 Park Blvd. Trail
San Francisco, CA
1.3 mi 2.1 km San Francisco, CA
Unknown
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Sausalito, CA
0.6 mi 1.0 km Sausalito, CA
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Tamalpais-Homestead Valley, CA
0.5 mi 0.9 km Tamalpais-Homestead Valley, CA
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9.6 mi 15.5 km
#14 Miwok Trail
Marin City, CA
9.6 mi 15.5 km Marin City, CA
Unknown
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0.3 mi 0.4 km
#15 Morning Sun Trail
Sausalito, CA
0.3 mi 0.4 km Sausalito, CA
Unknown
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3.1 mi 5.1 km
#16 Dias Ridge Trail
Tamalpais Valley, CA
3.1 mi 5.1 km Tamalpais Valley, CA
Minor Issues
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Mostly Dry, Some Mud
27 days ago
3.3 mi 5.4 km
#17 Coastal Trail
Marin City, CA
3.3 mi 5.4 km Marin City, CA
Unknown
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Sausalito, CA
1.4 mi 2.2 km Sausalito, CA
Unknown
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Pacifica, CA
2.2 mi 3.6 km Pacifica, CA
Unknown
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Tamalpais-Homestead Valley, CA
1.9 mi 3.0 km Tamalpais-Homestead Valley, CA
All Clear
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Dry: A calm day between showers.
35 days ago

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