• 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.

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Welcome to Golden Gate National Recreation Area!

Golden Gate National Recreation Area, one of the world's largest urban national parks that hugs the California coastline for nearly 60 miles around the San Francisco Bay Area. For our neighbors, the national park is a place where you can run, windsurf, walk your dog, and expose your kids to the area's nature and history. The parks' unparalleled recreational opportunities, stunning natural beauty, and riveting stories also attract over 17 million visitors annually from across the country and around the world.

Did You Know?

Franciscan rocks of the Golden Gate Headlands

Studies in the Franciscan Complex in the San Francisco area were instrumental in providing scientists with an understanding of subduction processes and their geologic results.