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The Golden Gate National Recreation Area (GGNRA) is a U.S. National Recreation Area administered by the National Park Service that surrounds the San Francisco Bay area. It is one of the most visited units of the National Park system in the United States, with over 13 million visitors a year. It is also one of the largest urban parks in the world, with a size two-and-a-half times that of the consolidated city and county of San Francisco. The park is not one continuous locale, but rather a collection of areas that stretch from northern San Mateo County to southern Marin County, and includes several areas of San Francisco. The park is as diverse as it is expansive; it contains famous tourist attractions such as Muir Woods National Monument, Alcatraz, and the Presidio of San Francisco. The GGNRA is also home to 1,273 plant and animal species, encompasses 59 miles (95 km) of bay and ocean shoreline and has military fortifications that span centuries of California history, from the Spanish conquistadors to Cold War-era Nike missile sites.

hiking
1 day ago

Trail head is overgrown so pull your vehicle into the next turnout about 50 yards north of the trailhead. You'll see a fallen mossy tree and metal cables it fell on. That's the new trail head. Head west and you'll run into the creek and trail. Trail is semi overgrown and the last hike up to the falls is sketchy but doable carrying two small dogs lol. Extremely beautiful hike.

hiking
5 days ago

Recently did this trail. It was very easy and pretty. We did it around sunset so the view was unforgettable.
I'm not sure if it's always (or it was because of the raining lately) muddy near the end. The end for us was the side of the loop away from the road.

walking
5 days ago

Did half the hike then hooked into another trail. Beautiful but slightly short.

hiking
6 days ago

hiking
7 days ago

Wonderful views, though very busy at the weekends.

Beautiful and fun! Great on a hot day with friends!! The final destination is breathless with city sights and ocean feels!

Easy trail for beginners and all levels! It's gorgeous and fun and great if you want to feel disconnected from the city without going far!