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Point Bonita Trail

Easy/Intermediate
 4.7 (6)

An exposed, scenic trail out to the iconic Point Bonita Lighthouse.


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0.5

Miles

0.9

KM

94%

Runnable

205' 63 m

High

101' 31 m

Low

9' 3 m

Up

104' 32 m

Down

4%

Avg Grade (2°)

15%

Max Grade (8°)

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Runner Notes

Usually heavy with pedestrians and sightseers.

Description

This frequently-visited, paved walkway leads to the Point Bonita Lighthouse, often referred to as "the gate keeper to the San Francisco Bay." Looking back toward the coast line, there are views into Bonita Cove and then out to the "Potato Patch Shoal" once you reach level ground. If the iron gates are opened, the lighthouse is open to visitors. Continue through the tunnel and when you come out the other end, cross the bridge down to the Point Bonita Lighthouse. Crossing the bridge is limited to a few people at a time.

Watch for ships and boats as they come and go and have your binoculars and camera ready at all times.

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Shared By:

Phil DiGirolamo

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  4.7 from 6 votes

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#212

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#2,003

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Photos

Another view of the lighthouse bridge
Nov 20, 2015 near Tamalpa…, CA
Point Bonita and the iconic lighthouse.
Nov 20, 2015 near Tamalpa…, CA
The view of the Point Bonita Lighthouse.
Mar 19, 2016 near Tamalpa…, CA
When the steel door is closed, so is the lighthouse.
Feb 29, 2016 near Tamalpa…, CA
Fog burning off reveals hidden bridge, one of the highlights of the Point Bonita Trail.
Feb 29, 2016 near Tamalpa…, CA
Seals can be seen sunning themselves just off of Point Bonita.
Feb 29, 2016 near Tamalpa…, CA

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