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Attempted 5 days ago, made it to Drakes Beach, only confirming, that yes, the lighthouse is closed. Bummer.... Walked Drakes Beach and took in its stunning, beautiful, ocean and mountain view’s!! The drive is gorgeous!! Worth our little “disbelief”. ALSO, there is next to no cell service up that way. If you plan on hiking, make sure you have downloaded maps on your phone to pull up, or best bet, have old fashioned, hard core, hiking topo maps!

5 days ago

We took this trail after Canopy-Lost-Fern Creek trail. This trail passes Cathedral Grove, Bohemian Grove and Founders Grove. This trail is popular for public even children and elderly.

walking
6 days ago

Super peaceful walk, just you and the birds.
I went when the lighthouse was closed maybe that’s why nobody else was on the beach?

Good for solo hikes

the light house trail is currently close for maintenance. Scenic drive heading to the light house. Saw a lot of deers & some elks hanging out with the cows

hiking
29 days ago

Pretty. Get there early for a parking spot.

scenic driving
30 days ago

It’s so beautiful. I love this place.

trail running
1 month ago

Makes for an amazing view once you pass the hay bales and go further down towards the bridge.

It’s nice beautiful trees

hiking
2 months ago

Nice, but more hyped up than imagined. Just about every hike in the area is similar unless you go far, and you can only look at the same tall trees so long before getting bored. California has many other, more exciting hikes, but if in SFO area, this is a decent area. Pain that you need to book in advance, bit keeps crowds of tourists out.

Awesome little lighthouse and views. Enjoyed this but enjoyed it even more from the water looking up!

Beautiful

walking
2 months ago

Very short hike which yields a great view of the Golden Gate Bridge, Sausalito, Angel Island, Alcatraz, and San Francisco. It was a bit foggy when we ascended. It’s also very windy at the top. It took us all of 15 minutes of slow walking up a steep incline for this picturesque view

hiking
2 months ago

I was underwhelmed. Parking is a hassle and you have to pay ahead and come during your designated time slot. You can only see so many giant trees and the trails are a bit too manicured and landscaped to feel like an actual hike.

Loved seeing the Big Red trees. Took the path leading up the hill. great little hike. 1st time had to park like a mile away... so get there early.

Easy

Part of the redwood creek trail was inaccessible because of a washed out bridge, and the rest of it was quite overgrown. We ended up walking back along the road. The Muir Woods portion of the hike was nice.

Enjoyed this trail a lot! We went early but it was still very busy. We took some of the trails off of Muir Woods and thoroughly enjoyed it!

hiking
2 months ago

Gorgeous views....steep but short and well worth the climb!

hiking
3 months ago

Beautiful trail! Accessible to everyone. BUSY and people are not as quiet or necessarily as respectful as they should be. You do need to reserve your parking space if you are thinking about driving over there. It costs $8. Loved that my husband could come with me. Hes not a hiker and he was easily able to do this. Gorgeous views.

Dear older children who are being dragged here, it's all up hill (very pretty) but wear your Nikes and your work out clothes and a hat (for the wind, very windy, very). Feels much longer than a mile, you'll have a story for sure!!! Take your pictures before the hike, trust me.

hiking
3 months ago

Amazing views! One of the top views in the entire bay area in my opinion. The hike is steep the entire way but totally doable. I took my 2 year old and had to carry most of the way. Definitely take pics when you get to the top you will be looking down on the Golden Gate, SF and Angel Island

hiking
4 months ago

Amazing, and a reverent, quiet kind of a place. We hiked the bridge 4 to Hilltop Trail, and it was a nice 1.5 hour leisurely hike...

hiking
4 months ago

Great hike to a great viewpoint. It's essentially walking up a very steep road to a wide, flat viewpoint above the Marin Headlands. Great views of the GGB, Kirby Cove, Fort Baker, Mt. Tam, and much more remote than the throngs you get down on the Battery Spencer trail. Don't miss this; stop at small gravel parking area next to the round about at the intersection of Conzelman and McCullough, and hike down through the bushes and across the road at the gate. From there it's all uphill. View is definitely worth the effort.

Short steep hike that has a rewarding finish! Beautiful views of San Francisco and the Golden Gate Bridge

4 months ago

Good accessibility for wheelchairs; incredible opportunities for redwood viewing

Easy walk through the huge redwoods surrounding you. It’s definitely busy and not as peaceful as one would like since it can be crowded and people aren’t as quiet as they should be. But overall gorgeous.

hiking
4 months ago

Great view. Easy trail

Good hike, beautiful views of the coastline. Only wish we would have been lucky enough to see whales!

Always beautiful and super crowded. Love this place but the crowds and parking make it tough.

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