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Golden Gate Bridge Overlook Out-and-Back

 4.2 (11)

5.3 Miles 8.5 Kilometers


86%

Runnable

1,000' 305 m

Ascent

-999' -304 m

Descent

7%

Avg Grade (4°)

27%

Max Grade (15°)

889' 271 m

High

266' 81 m

Low

Shared By Phil DiGirolamo

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Mostly Dry - A little soggy in the shady areas. History

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The perfect way to get out to the Golden Gate Bridge.

Phil DiGirolamo

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Overview

If you have only seen the Golden Gate Bridge by approaching from a vehicle, this approach on foot will give you a new perspective!

Runner Notes

A runners gem, this route features hills, stairs, flats, views, quiet, and so much more.

Description

As you climb up from the Spencer Avenue parking lot located above Sausalito, you'll work up to the Alta Trail through a series of stairs. Your views will be best to the east, and this is a popular spot to take in the sunrise or appreciate views of Southern Marin and the East Bay. All of these sights can be enjoyed while ascending the Morning Sun Trail and the Alta Trail.

Once you reach the Alta Trail turn left to head south, and cover the short distance to the SCA Trail. This singletrack will face west towards the Rodeo Valley. Way off to the west, visitors will notice Chronkite Beach and the Marine Mammal Center.

When the SCA Trail ends at the Coastal Trail, take the left and continue all the way out to Gonzelman Road. This approach to the Golden Gate Bridge can't be more impressive.

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Sep 30, 2017
Lauren Taylor
Beautiful. Tough start with such a steep climb, but then great vistas and a nice, quiet, narrow path. Some traffic noise along the way though.
Dec 24, 2016
Rond Allen De Leon
6.1mi

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  4.2 from 11 votes

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