Explore the most popular dog friendly 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.

We are tied to hikes that allow dogs. We are running out of places but happy to find this trail. Coming from the East Bay in Walnut Creek it was very pleasant to have a sea breeze and a touch of fog. Not the typical trail found in the east bay. We loved it. Only managed 3 miles but a nice get away from home.
Lots of birds, brown pelicans are abundant here.

Great loop with a nice stopover on hill 88. Takes 2-3 hours with leisurely pace.

Really enjoyed the first 2/3 of this trail... the steady ascent up the Miwok worked our lungs but didn’t overwhelm us, and the views as we picked up the Coastal were lovely (we were lucky enough to get a fog-free, sunny day). We were tired and cut over back to the parking spot along the Lagoon trail instead of going down to the point, will have to check that out next time.

Great hike for lots of variety to keep kids entertained.

The bottom part of this “hike” is a confusing mixture of parking lots and unmarked segments of “trail” some of which join up with each other, some of which just wander off and dead end. If you, like me, hike to get out in nature and away from people, don’t bother with the bottom third of the trail. Park near rodeo beach and go from there. If you’re looking for the scenic, tourist spots then that’s ok too and the bottom third of the hike will be perfect for you. Once you get out of the crowds, this trail is stunning, even on foggy days.

Just had a little time in the morning so we just did the coastal trail out to the lookout point and then back and up to the batteries. Very pretty, cool history with the batteries. Love the west coast shoreline.

The hike started off subtle. We were hiking on flat gravel then the trail began to incline & it became more steeper the further we went. The view was beautiful. I brought binoculars & go to see a deer. Make sure you bring lots of water. I enjoyed it I would go back !

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1 month ago

The reviews are pretty spot on. This is a very off beaten path trail that seems unkept. We did a lot of bobbing, weaving, and low crawling around overgrown plants and fallen trees. The trailhead is at the call box and plenty of parking on the road but a little scary walking with dogs on a road where cars are driving pretty fast and almost no shoulder. Once we got going it was serene to have the trail to just us. The creek was very popular with my dogs. I never made it to the waterfall at the end because the trail up to it was getting a little sketch and didn’t want my dogs falling off the cliff so we turned around and just played in the water. I rate this a 3 because it was rough and almost like just walking randomly in the woods and not a real trail. But if you’re into that kind of hiking this one is for you! It really helps to keep your recording GPS in this app open to ensure you’re tracking correct because it is very unkept and not a clear trail.

Hiked clockwise from the parking lot across from the east side of Rodeo Lagoon. Hiking time: 2 hr 34 min.

Beautiful hike by the coast. A little windy near the water, but views are worth it at the top!

Fantastic hike. Challenging in the beginning, but well worth it for the views. The ocean breezes are heavenly and the route is not very crowded. Not a very complicated route, just pay attention.

Great view of the ocean and great weather for hiking. This is more of a hard hike because of it he distance.

Great view but easy to get lost. After 8 miles later and enjoying the beach I had to take a taxi back.

2 months ago

Great views and perfect Sunday distance

Stunning views! Lots of options for trails and exploring! Will be back soon!

Absolutely beautiful. We will be going back sometime in the near future.

Beautiful hike! The views are stunning. You get a steep hike at first and a nice downhill at the end. Reference your map as it’s easy to go off the trail. Go early too! We started at 8 am and it was perfect!

Absolutely loved this hike! So much to see and do. There is something for everyone. Moderate hike with amazing views.

Beautiful scenery. This hike is relatively easy (some parts uphill), and goes through various landscapes, from coastal views to historical landmarks. Perfect time of the year to catch the blossoming flowers. Make sure to go to the lighthouse. Unfortunately for us, NPS only allows access to it on Sundays from 12:30pm to 3pm this time of the year.

Muir Beach's trails are pretty epic. Drone footage that I took: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NhoNPYTFIEg

Beautiful hike that includes histrionic elements along the Nike missile site and the gun battery.

I did this hike on my own, it was great. The weather was perfect and the views are outstanding. Totally doable, but an excellent work out.

Beautiful and relatively relaxed trail that goes inland and to the beach.

Easy hike but also easy to loose the trail.
But that’s also because I was distracted by the views. Stunning. Fun. Do it.

Amazing trail. Love the stair case and also the old base! Good for all types.

Pretty easy hike with nice views. Plenty of parking with public restrooms.

Beautiful views and a good variety of trails to mix it up.

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