The Marin Headlands has an amazing richness of history and biological diversity.
Known for its unique geology, its fog-swept coastal prairie ecosystem, and many chapters of history, the Marin Headlands has a lot of diversity in the stories it holds. Dramatic cliffs of oceanic rock offer sweeping views of the Golden Gate Bridge, and the foghorn frequently resounds over the misty lagoon and rolling hills of coyote brush and sage. The Headlands’ human history is long and layered – originating with the Coast Miwok peoples who have lived here for thousands of years and evolving to become a hotspot for coastal defense through the Cold War. Today, we welcome international and local visitors, jr. rangers, hikers, surfers, students, birders, geologists, historians, and researchers. We hope you find a way in which your own lives and passions intersect with the themes underlying the story of this park.
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Last updated: November 14, 2021