Explore the most popular beach trails in Golden Gate National Recreation Area with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

hiking
1 day ago

Had a great time hiking Land's End Trail and walking at the beach. This hike is fun and easy. We ate lunch at the Cliff House. Food was fine but I threw up after consuming 1 glass of alcohol. That must have been my body telling it did not want alcohol after a good hike.

trail running
2 days ago

Great trail with a killer hill or two, it connects to a flat trail that goes down to Rockaway beach. I enjoy it.

Beautiful place

One of the most beautiful views.

Added Loop 7.1 Miles - Arrived at the trail head at 6:45am Saturday morning. 34 degrees out. First mile was cold but once we started climbing it was fine. Look at my photos, super smoky from the fires up north. Only passed a few people today. Probably the cold weather and the smoke, not quite sure but had the place to ourselves. Look at my track we added a bit at the end. My Fitbit says 8.5 miles, Alltrails app says 7.1. Anyway great 3 hour workout, hike. Great when you can beat the crowds. Love this hike.

This was a tougher hike than we expected for a coastal trail! You would think because it’s so long that the elevation gain would be fairly evenly dispersed throughout the hike, making it a leisurely but long coastal walk, but it’s surprisingly steep in some sections. We went last weekend and it was very sunny and warm- there’s no shade along this trail too so keep that in mind. The scenery can also be a little dull once you’re on mile 7 or so. Overall was a good challenge with nice views and Muir Beach is a great resting point for midway through this hike!

Loved this hike! Easy parking and the trail is well marked. I went counter clockwise and on the way back from Muir beach there was a lot of up. Just when I thought I was going to die it was downhill. Awesome views the whole time. Definitely will be going back after the smoke clears!

Incredible wild trail and one of the best parts of San Francisco.

Lots of steep uphill but the scenery is worth it

Beautiful hike, highly recommend making the short hike to see the Nike Missile Launch site. It’s the only one in the US still open to the public. Open Saturdays 12-4pm

17 days ago

Great hike with great views of golden gate! Make sure to stop by Battery viewpoint! You fee like you are touching the bridge. The beach at the end is awesome! There were a few people there which was super nice :)

I like doing trail because I love doing nature walk and enjoying and look at different types of plants and smell the Eucalyptus tree

17 days ago

hiking
22 days ago

Beautiful views! Caught a gorgeous sunset towards the end of the hike. Includes some challenging stairs and climbing that could be an issue for some. Trail was a little crowded and loud at times, but the views were so worth it.

Nice little trail on the north western coast of the SF peninsula. Stunning views of the Golden Gate Bridge, a true oasis in the City that will give you a respite from all the hustle and bustle.

hiking
25 days ago

easy hike with great views!

hiking
26 days ago

Pretty foggy day last Thanksgiving weekend but still beautiful. Lots of people, but that was to be expected.

walking
27 days ago

This trail is beautiful! Lots of very steep stairs. At the parking area resides the Nastiest port-o-potty I have ever been in, and I work construction!

27 days ago

Fun easy little hike

1 month ago

Great City trail. Don’t go beyond any ropes as the cliffs are very dangerous. On a clear day the views are amazing.

Be sure to go past Geary Street to Sutro park for another quick walk.

Challenging but fun, great views.

Started at Lands End and just kept going. Beautiful views of the ocean and the Golden Gate Bridge. Recommend that you bring water, snacks, sun screen and a hat. It was cool in the breeze and warm in the sun. Lots of people and bikes as you get closer to the bridge.

1 month ago

Easy trail suitable for all ages. Catch a view of the Golden Gate Bridge on sunny days.

great hike! it took us just under 6 hours to finish. we got there at 7 in the morning and finished just right before 1. it was tiring but the view is beautiful for when you want to rest! bring plenty of water and enjoy.

My favorite backyard hiking area! Easily end up with 15-20 miles. Coastal scenery is top notch, especially sunrise/sunset hikes. Lots of challenging hills to choose from. Great day hike

hiking
1 month ago

Gorgeous views. Awesome beach at the end. Almost no people. A lot of picnic tables with spectacular views.

Good fun. Few people

Enjoyable area to get and and enjoy the outdoors

This is by far the best trail I’ve had the opportunity to hike. The views are astonishing. Some parts were steep with lose rocks but overall this hike was easy. Not very crowded and very quiet. Will definitely be back several more times.

great view and fun hike!! there is alot of dog poop on the trails so watch where you step

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