The Barry/Baker tunnel on Bunker Road will be closed for maintenance during the weeks of 6/2 and 6/9. The tunnel will be open on the weekends. Please use Conzelman Road instead. More »
Muir Beach Overlook closure
The Muir Beach Overlook will be closed for Accessibility improvements and trail upgrades from June 2 through July 21. Alternate viewpoints are available along Highway 1 between there and Stinson Beach.
Prairies and Grasslands
Golden Gate has a number of hillsides that turn bright green in the winter and spring and then retreat again to golden brown in the summer and fall when the rains stop.
Most coastal prairie areas along the
Grasslands have many rodents that inhabit them (mice, gophers, voles), hunted by raptors such as red-tailed hawks. Some ground nesting birds also make their home here. But the insect world is what owns this place. Many species of blue butterflies (including the endangered Mission Blue), the
Did You Know?
The red dot on an adult gull’s lower mandible (beak) serves as a target for chicks to peck to inform their parent that they need feeding.