Hiking

Taking to the trails is a fantastic way to discover all that the Golden Gate National Parks have to offer, from breathtaking vistas and historical treasures to immense redwoods and intimate wildlife encounters.

With more than 250 trails that wind through more than 140 miles of national park land from Marin to San Mateo, you are sure to find many favorites. Select a featured hike from the list below, and be sure to check back often as we're adding new hikes all the time!

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Marin County

 
Waves crash against a sandy cove surrounded by chaparral covered bluffs.

Tennessee Valley Trail

Follow the Tennesse Valley Trail to the secluded cove of Tennessee Beach.

Boint Ponita Lighthouse Trail

Boint Ponita Lighthouse Trail

Harbor seals, up close geology and views of the Pacific can all be seen from this trail.

Grass and chaparral covered hills surround a a valley that leads to the ocean.

Gerbode Valley Loop

This multi-use trail provides a challenging hike through coastal chaparral and grasslands

A trail runs between a chaparal covered hillside and a wooden fence. It overlooks the valley below.

Dias Ridge Trail

The Dias Ridge trail climbs up from the Muir Beach to offer great views of the Pacific Ocean

Two individuals stand along a trail looking at a trail kiosk. Redwood trees tower overhead.

Muir Woods Main Trail

Take a walk amidst the ferns and beneath the towering redwoods of Muir Woods National Monument.

A trail runs across the hills overlooking a beach and red roofed buildings.

Batteries Loop Trail

The Batteries Loop Trail takes in sweeping views of the Pacific, the colorful sands of Rodeo Beach, historic coastal defenses.

 

San Francisco & San Mateo Counties

 
Two cyclists bike and two individuals walk along a path in front of a large red suspension bridge

Crissy Field Promenade

Walk or bike along the Crissy Field Promenade to take in views of San Francisco and the Golden Gate

A cyclist bikes along a curving paved asphalt trail that runs through a grass lawn.

Fort Mason Great Meadow Trail

Take a stroll around the Great Meadow at Fort Mason or enjoy a picnic of the lawn as you take in views of the Golden Gate Bridge.

Trails along the bluffs with the a large red suspension bridge crossing a strait in the distance

Coastal Trail

There are great views to be seen around every corner along this stretch of the Coastal Trail

Two individuals sit on a wooden bench overlooking coastal bluffs and the Pacific ocean.

Old Mori Trail

Take in stunning views of the Pacific Ocean and coastal bluffs along the Old Mori Trail.

Last updated: November 9, 2018

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Building 201, Fort Mason

San Francisco, CA 94123-0022

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