It's a pedestrian/bike road that takes you across the bridge towards trail heads on both sides. Best bike across a bridge I've experienced. It was much more enjoyable than the bridges of Seattle.

Every time I drive to San Diego From Seattle I stop here. The rest area at the north end of the bridge is my preferred location to stop and take that wonderful walk.

For those with inquiring minds you can see a section of the massive steel vertical suspension ropes on the south side of the bridge, near the parking lot. You may miss it if it's foggy out.

SF is a great place to hang out for the day.

Enjoyed the walk with my family! We went on a Friday and it was busy. Parking took a little time to find but well worth it!

One of a kind... Have to do this when visiting SF!

Nice view, nice weather

Beautiful views from Golden Gate! So few places that are as scenic as this. Its an awesome walk in the Fall but anytime year round it’s beautiful!

hiking
Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Very enjoyable walk. Went early on a Sunday morning. Not too crowded. Beautiful views of the bay. Windy easy stroll across the bridge and back.

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Saturday, September 09, 2017

Best hike ever . a must do when you are visiting SF.
You could see Alcatraz and angel island. The view of the open waters is amazing and relaxing.
I did this in November 2016.

road biking
Sunday, July 30, 2017

A San Francisco tradition. Just do it!

Nothing exciting, but the SF skyline

Beautiful Saturday afternoon... 3.7 mile to and fro ...

Monday, March 27, 2017

Great sunny day.... fun walking across.

walking
Saturday, March 18, 2017

Gorgeous day, less windy than we expected. Loved that cyclists were separated from the walkers. Highly recommended!

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Absolutely stunning view!

walking
Wednesday, February 01, 2017

One of those walks you have to check off your list. Pretty busy all year round, but easy and fun

hiking
Thursday, November 03, 2016

One of my favorite places on earth. I've only walked it once with a close friend. On the same day we took the ferry out and hiked a couple of hikes on Angel Island. I was born at Letterman and something draws me to the area. I enjoyed many days being at the helm of my boat looking up at the beautiful Golden Gate on my way out to the open sea...

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Friday, August 12, 2016

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Sunday, July 24, 2016

Great and very memorable walk. Do not miss when in SF! Be prepared for high winds.

walking
Saturday, June 04, 2016

Everyone must do this at least once. It's one of the most iconic bridges in the world. Looks great in any kind of weather. Beware, for it is very popular and there will be many others walking along side you. Keep an hear out for anytime you hear the bridge being closed down, because they often keep it open to visitors. I went with the bridge closed down once and it was wonderful to experience the majestic bridge without the rumblings of the traffic.

Everyone should do this walk at least once.

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Thursday, February 25, 2016

We walked the bridge during its 75th anniversary year: http://www.goldengatebridge75.org/. It’s just an awesome walk. It opened May 27th, 1937 and has a fascinating history. Joseph B. Strauss headed up the project and learned a lot about bridges during the $35M and four years it took to build. He dedicated the bridge with a poem:
“At last the mighty task is done; Resplendent in the western sun The Bridge looms mountain high; Its titan piers grip ocean floor, Its great steel arms link shore with shore, Its towers pierce the sky.”
Here are some more interesting facts - http://mentalfloss.com/article/64379/20-awesome-facts-about-golden-gate-bridge.
Driving from the city, make sure you take the last right turn just before you reach the toll booth area. Good parking lot, visitor center and bridge access is here. It can be crowded and hard to find a spot, but wait as people come and go constantly. It was a foggy, windy day and gave us the full SF Golden Gate Bridge bucket list experience. Not to miss.

Walking the golden gate bridge is a highlight of any trip to San Francisco. I have only walked it a handful of times and I have lived here my entire life. It can be pretty windy on the bridge, so wear a jacket or wind breaker.

The views of the Marin headlands are great and you can see Angel Island, Alcatraz, and the entire skyline of downtown SF.

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