Explore the most popular birding 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
5 hours ago

Beautiful

hiking
7 hours ago

The view from anywhere on the trail and at the Muir Beach Overlook is amazing! The hike itself is pretty short. Up and back type trail. It was really nice that it wasn’t crowded. It would be kinda tight if there were a lot of people though.

Easy to get to. Free parking. Get there early (before 8am) parking can get crowded after 8:30 / 9. Popular among runners. great views overall.

hiking
4 days ago

Amazing hike with great views. Plenty of beaches as you keep going.

trail running
5 days ago

hiking
6 days ago

There is so much to see and it is fairly easy for everyone to do! The cave is definitely something you can’t miss!

Great family hike. Fun beach at the end for kids to splash in the puddles

Gorgeous hike! Nice challenge but not prohibitively so. Great views of rodeo beach, sf and Marin.

Nice for a quick day trip or exploring

This trail map should not include Point Bonita Trail. There's not a direct way to get from the Wolf Ridge-Lagoon Loop to Point Bonita without walking on the side of the road and through parking lots. Also, while the Miwok/Coastal/Lagoon trails are all dog-friendly, the Lighthouse Trail is definitely not. Just cut off the Lighthouse trail from this map and you've got a perfect day hike loop. A lot of confused people go into the park looking for the "Marin Headlands Loop trail" but won't find that. Just look for the Miwok or Lagoon trails to get started.

hiking
8 days ago

Easy trail for the whole family

Great views! Awesome historic military bunkers

Spectacular views indeed, but you walk next to a road almost the entire time, which personally I don't consider a particularly nice hike.

This trail has some REALLY steep hills! Not a lot of shade so bring a hat. Wide open paths, great views and a beach area to relax on afterwards. Busy trial and parking is busy so get there early!!

hiking
14 days ago

Great trail for humans and doggos!

on Kirby Cove

hiking
14 days ago

Amazing hike with great views.

14 days ago

Parking was challenging but worth it. Easy walk to the top and the view was breath taking.

Gorgeous views!

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