• View of the Golden Gate Bridge, taken from the Marin Headlands, looking towards San Francisco at sunrise.

    Golden Gate

    National Recreation Area California

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  • Tunnel Closure

    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.

Directions

Golden Gate National Recreation Area is composed of many unique sites, so be sure to check the maps section for your visit. Golden Gate is accessible by:

Plane
San Francisco, Oakland, and San Jose International Airports service the San Francisco Bay Area.

Car
Golden Gate NRA can be reached by Highways 1, 101 and 280 from the north and south San Francisco Bay Area, and by Highway 880 from the East Bay.

Do you plan to travel to the park in an alternative fuel vehicle? If so, good for you! Your actions help us reduce greenhouse gas emissions and reduce petroleum use. Plan your trip with the Alternative Fueling Station Locator from the Department of Energy (use zip code 94123 to search).

Public Transportation
There are various bus lines that run to and through the park. To get the best information on transit to the park areas you are interested in visiting, refer to the public transit information site: www.511.org

 
Transit & Trails

Transit & Trails
Transit and Trails connects you to the Bay Area’s parks and open spaces by helping you Find, Plan and Share your outdoor adventures. Locate trailheads near you (or any location) and they will help you get there on public transportation or get the directions you need to walk, bike, or drive there.

Did You Know?

Map of terranes on the San Francisco Peninsula

Terrane is a geologic term for a large tectonic block with a unique rock composition and metamorphic grade. There are about 10 Franciscan terranes along the coast near San Francisco.