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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
18 hours ago

Parked at the small parking lot near the roundabout just off Conzulmen Road. Hiked clockwise downhill hike to Bunker Road. After crossing Bunker Road the trail is blocked. It is necessary to walk west on Bunker Road for a hundred yards +/-. Turn right on Smith Trail then right on Rodeo Valley Trail and then the map is accurate from that point on. Trail goes uphill for 1+ miles at a moderate climb, the joins the SCA Trail, then the Coastal Trail, then back to the starting point. Good hike with very easy to access from Hwy 101.

walking
2 days ago

Love walking here with hubby! There’s some elevation and stairs but very doable, even with someone like me who had a total hip replacement and knee surgery. Great view of the Golden Gate Bridge!

Good trail, a little confusing getting in as you walk through the zen center/farm but it's worth the view of the Ocean.

hiking
5 days ago

This is the most beautiful little stroll I have taken in the area. (It is a bit hillier on the way back) From the parking lot, we went ahead and walked the Muir overlook and then came back to the parking lot. The start of the trail is to your right side when pulling in next to some picnic tables. From there you can take the trail and it constantly has views of the coast...at the end you will be greeted by some goats and sheep at the local farm. Make sure to take the trail down to the tide pools! This is where the magic is. I really hope you enjoy this hike as much as I did.

walking
6 days ago

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