Morning Sun Trail to Hawk Camp is a 3.5 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Sausalito, CA that features a great forest setting and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
Located right off the 101 the Morning Sun trail offers stunning views of the Bay Area and leads into the heart of the Marin Headlands.
The directions take you to a sign that says private drive, stay out. You get the impression the neighbors aren't very friendly. You'll want to drive back down and around the corner and start on the Alta trail. There are several parking spots near the trailhead. Alta starts out on some steps and switchbacks for 10 minutes and then meets this trail. The signs are clear. There is zero shade at that point. Overall, this trail is lower in the middle and higher on each end so there are both uphill and downhill segments. I saw several mt bikers so I kept the pups on a leash. This trail ends at a small, shaded picnic area. If you don't have pets, you can continue up to the next peak but that unnamed trail had a lot of low brush so I turned back. Good views of Sausalito and Richardson bay near the beginning. Its a nice walk or run on a cooler day, or a fun mt bike ride. Several variations and other adjacent trails.