Looking for a great trail in Golden Gate National Recreation Area, California? AllTrails has 86 great hiking trails, trail running trails, mountain biking trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Ready for some activity? There are 57 moderate trails in Golden Gate National Recreation Area ranging from 0.6 to 14.3 miles and from 9 to 1,683 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!

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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.

1 day ago

very steep beginning, great view of the Bay

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muddy
2 days ago

Beautiful beach and worth the steep climb!

This was so much fun. What a beautiful day.

3 days ago

beautiful!

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no shade
rocky
4 days ago

Beautiful views, once we got to the cove the tiny trail was like a mudslide... couldn't get down to the cove without risking falling/slipping into the mud :(

Incredible ocean views, somewhat strenuous as the uphill is steady for at least a mile

Great elevation gain

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rocky
5 days ago

Beautiful saundering amongst the rolling hills. Many opportunities for done wonderful photos.

Nice hike with a beautiful panoramic view of the ocean.

Ran into some bobcats on the trail down to Muir beach so turned back. Views are great and climbs are fun.

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muddy
10 days ago

A short hike from the Muir Beach Overlook to the Slide Ranch along the beautiful oceanfront view. There were some muddy patches along the way and we were able to view ranch animals such as goats

Good way to see a piece of history. Don’t let the “hill” scare you off its a very manageable walk and the optional tram is a great perk for anyone who needs the extra help. Definitely do the audio tour as it is included in your ferry ticket price anyhow.

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rocky
12 days ago

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rocky
12 days ago

Intense trail. Lots of ups and down hills with rocks. Lots of fun to run it

Hiked out here with some friends, and we had a great time. From beginning to mid way - it’s all incline. Your body will thank you! Be careful because there is poison oak around, one of my friend got it. Overall, nice trail.

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rocky
scramble
14 days ago

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muddy
16 days ago

Easy hike, a bit muddy but not too bad. Lots of military bunkers to explore along the way.

Beautiful views, moderate hike

Nice and easy hike to peak. It is more than a mile.

Great trail with lots of beautiful views!

My friends and I have just come back from this beautiful hiking day. Not only I let all my adrenaline out, but also the views were very beautiful. The trail was a little bit tough for me but totally worth it!!

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23 days ago

I would recommend this trail to anyone interested in a scenic walking experience, it is not difficult and takes you through beautiful parts of the city, I was pleased to find myself going past the Legion of Honor museum during a short detour and stopped in on my way!

Nice hike. Had a dog so parked by the highway and went clockwise

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25 days ago

Nice right from campus. Going close to the ocean (view) great!

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muddy
rocky
26 days ago

Beauty. Crisp wind from the ocean, nice amount of mud and technical in some small areas. Elevation!

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