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Getting to GGNRA

With more than 80,00 acres, Golden Gate National Recreation Area is composed of many unique sites across three counties: San Francisco, Marin and San Mateo. Be sure to check out our trail maps, operating hours at our visitors centers and any alerts relating to the areas you are visiting.


Not sure where to go first? Depending on when and for how long you intend to visit, Plan Your Visit has trip ideas to get you started. GGNRA Headquarters are located at 201 Fort Mason, San Francisco, CA 94123-0022

By 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 80 over the Bay Bridge 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).

By Plane
Direct flights to San Francisco, Oakland, and San Jose International Airports are within 8+ miles to the park, depending on which park site you plan on visiting within the San Francisco Bay Area.

By Public Transit
There are various bus lines, and muni trains 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:

  • Muir Woods: On weekends and holidays only, the Muir Woods Shuttle picks up passengers near Highway 101 where parking is more available and drops them off within steps to the Muir Woods entrance. Visit for details about schedules and Muir Woods Shuttle stops.
  • Alcatraz Island: The Muni F Line runs along Market Street (east) then turns north on The Embarcadero, ending at Fisherman's Wharf. The Alcatraz Island Ferry Terminal is located at Pier 33 on the waterfront of Embarcadero.
  • Presidio of San Francisco & Fort Point: San Francisco Muni 28 and PresidiGo (Crissy Field Route) buses stop at bridge toll plaza. Follow trail signs northeast of plaza area to Fort Point at base of bluffs. Find the PresidiGo shuttle schedule here.

Getting Around GGNRA

GGNRA is open to private vehicles, commercial vehicles and more. If you are here without a car, visit,, OR to travel around Golden Gate via public transportation.

Bicycles and pedestrians are permitted to travel on any part of the park road, barring temporary, wildlife-related closures. GGNRA is one of the most pet-friendly national parks, please read our pet and service animal policies before your visit.

Travel Bay Area National Parks
California is a vast landscape, with many popular national parks and other public lands. Visit National Parks Foundation: California to learn more about our neighboring parks in the National Parks Service.


Last updated: July 29, 2019

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Golden Gate National Recreation Area
Building 201, Fort Mason

San Francisco , CA 94123-0022


415 561-4700

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