Coastal and Fox Trails Loop is a 7.2 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Sausalito, CA that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
The Coastal Trail offers picturesque views of the Pacific Ocean. Hike up from Muir Beach all the way to Muir Woods. From the Muir Beach parking area take the first left and continue on the Coastal Trail
DOG OWNERS - Please be aware that the fox trail in fact does not allow dogs. While this was an absolutely amazing hike we were stopped and told that dogs were not allowed. We found a different way back on miwok which does allow dogs but does not loop back to Muir Beach parking in an efficient way. We ended up risking it and taking some dog prohibited trails in order to get back to the car.
This trail was a bit confusing, but it could be that we are new to hiking. We were trying to go on the short "Slackers Hill" trail for the views, and the directions led us to a parking area near Coastal Trail. There weren't any signs for the Slackers Hills trail so we decided to just follow all of the Coastal Trail signs, which ended up being really nice. There are so many different ways you can go, I'm honestly not sure where on the trail we ended up. It did get a bit difficult, but well worth it. We ended up at a beach, where you can also see Point Bonita. The trail is fairly quiet, you'll run into runners & bicyclists every 15 minutes. The area we were at, was near an overlooking point, so there were a lot of tourists and people there taking pictures. Other than that, it was fun :)
Good view to left of Muir beach along the cliff. Steep climb up the hill. But view is worth it.
I give 5 stars for the view not the workout. I loved the ocean...view. Great place to bring kids and play. One must love California:))
Great view of the Pacific Ocean, Tennessee Cove, and Muir Beach.