Temporary Closure of Waters Around Alcatraz Island
From 7/3 to 9/22 a 500’ marine buffer zone is in effect, closing the perimeter of Alcatraz Island to all private vessels to protect nesting seabirds during America's Cup racing. Tours to Alcatraz continue as usual during the races. More »
Muir Beach (but not nearby Muir Woods) closed July 8-November 2013, but local businesses are open
Though Muir Beach is closed from July 8-November 2013 due to construction, the PELICAN INN IS OPEN. Restrooms and parking are not available at Muir Beach. Pacific Way is closed except to residents. Check back for updates or call (415)561-3054. More »
CAUTION: Post Storm Damage to Coastal Trail
The Presidio Coastal Trail segment just north of the Pacific Overlook and adjacent to Lincoln Blvd remains CLOSED indefinitely. We have posted signage to alert bicyclists and hikers and with information for safe trail alternatives. More »
Marin Headlands Access
Accessible Parking at Many Locations
Accessible Restroom Facilities, Vault Toilets and Portable Toilets
Accessible Picnic Area
Generally Accessible Visitor's Center
Beach wheelchairs are available upon request. Click here for beach wheelchair reservations.
ASL Interpreters are available for Ranger Led Tours, click here for more information about ASL interpreters.
Marin Headlands is a vast area located just North of the Golden Gate Bridge. To obtain more information or driving directions, as much of the park is accessed by vehicle, visit the Marin Headlands Visitor Center. Click here for a map.
Inside the Park:
Northwest Bridge Parking Lot:
This parking lot contains two accessible parking stalls.
Battery Spencer is a heavily visited site. There are two accessible parking stalls and the overlook adjacent to the parking area contains an accessible surface and accessible benches. The trail beyond is this area is usable. On your right, you will encounter an accessible vault toilet. As you proceed along the trail the running slope will increase drastically, please proceed with caution.
If you continue past Battery Spencer there are accessible overlooks that contain accessible parking stalls and benches.
Kirby Cove Campground:
Currently, Kirby Cove provides a usable camp site that contains raised tent pads. The vault toilets are accessible and there is a usable day use area. To make reservations please call 1-877-444-6777 or go online: http://www.recreation.gov.
Conzelman Road Roundabout:
Adjacent to the roundabout is a parking lot that contains an accessible parking space and an accessible vault toilet.
Hawk Hill Overlook:
Hawk Hill provides visitors with accessible parking stalls, curb ramps, accessible portable toilet and accessible routes throughout the overlook.
Upper Fisherman's Parking Lot:
The area contains an accessible parking space and accessible vault toilet.
As you arrive at Point Bonita turnaround you will find accessible parking stalls and an accessible portable toilet. The trail leading to the Point Bonita Lighthouse contains extreme running slopes. Point Bonita offers a cell phone tour. Click here for more information about Point Bonita.
Accessible parking is available at the Point Bonita turnaround along with an accessible portable toilet. The trail leading to Battery Mendell is generally accessible.
Battery Alexander and Battery Smith-Guthrie:
There are two accessible parking spaces. An accessible vault toilet will be installed in the near future.
Marin Headlands Visitor Center:
As you arrive at the Marin Headlands Visitor Center you will find a designated accessible parking space. To the left is a restroom facility that is generally accessible. On your right is a ramp leading to the Visitor's Center. This ramp has an excessive running slope, please proceed with caution. The interior of the Visitor Center is accessible to people using wheelchairs. There are some exhibits that are tactile and there are some exhibits that provide audio recordings for visitors with vision impairments.
Rodeo Valley Trail:
This is an accessible trail that is approximately 1.5 miles. The surface is a compacted chert. The trail contains grades less than 8.33% and cross slopes less than 3%. There is no designated parking for this trail; however, there is a usable area for which a visitor can park adjacent to building T1111, northeast of the Rodeo Lagoon.
As you pass the Rodeo lagoon you will arrive at a large paved parking lot. Here there are designated accessible stalls, an accessible restroom facility and an accessible picnic area. Click here to request a beach wheelchair. Segments of the Lagoon Trail are accessible.
Most of the historic buildings within Fort Cronkhite are not open to the public or are managed by our park partners. If you are trying to access one of our park partner buildings, please contact them directly.
Click here for more information about the Marin Headlands. The National Park Service is striving to make your experience as accessible as possible. Please click here to email comments and suggestions or call the Headlands Visitor's Center at 415-332-1540. Individuals who are deaf, hard-of-hearing, deaf/blind or have speech disabilities may utilize the following Federal Relay Service numbers:
(800) 877-8339 Federal Relay Service
(877) 877-6280 VCO
(877) 877-8982 Speech to Speech
(800) 845-6136 Spanish
(866) 893-8340 TeleBraille
Golden Gate National Recreation Area has begun planning an accessibility improvement project at Battery Spencer which will increase access to the top of Battery Spencer and will provide programmatic access to all interpretive material.
Golden Gate National Recreation Area is creating planning documents to upgrade Kirby Cove to an Accessible Campground complete with accessible parking, 2 accessible campsites, and an accessible day use area.
A project is underway that will provide an accessible route and trail to Hawk Hill. The project will also address the accessibility issues pertaining to the waysides. Design Documents have been created.
Design Documents have been created to increase access to this area. Accessible parking, an accessible vault toilet, picnicking, and waysides will be included.
Golden Gate National Recreation Area is investigating programmatic alternatives to increase access to the Point Bonita Lighthouse.
Marin Headlands Visitor's Center:
Golden Gate National Recreation Area is working our park partners to create an audio described tour of the Visitor Center.
As part of Project Headlands road improvements accessible stalls will be added at the paved parking area and adjacent to the beach access point.
Did You Know?
The GGNRA museum collection, one of the larger and more diverse museum collections in the National Park Service system, contains historic documents, photographs, natural history specimens, archeological artifacts, fine and decorative art objects, furniture, vehicles, uniforms and historic firearms.