Explore the most popular dogs on leash 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.

beautiful easy trail!!

walking
1 day ago

One of my favorite trails in the city and a major reason why I love living here. The views are stunning. Well worth the effort.

hiking
7 days ago

- My 7 and 10 years old kids enjoyed this hike, especially the adventurous rocky descent to pirate cove beach and climbing back up! This is what makes this trail fun and unique!
- Perfect distance (1.8 miles, from Muir beach) to Pirate cove for a morning snack, then back to Muir beach for a picnic lunch! (3.6 miles total)
- We took the flight of stairs, as a shortcut from Muir beach to the coastal trail and down to Muir beach, on the way back.
- Beautiful scenic views, saw two bunnies, and a snake!

hiking
7 days ago

Très jolie balade à 30 min de San Francisco. Dommage d’avoir à longer la route en fin de promenade.

walking
9 days ago

Really neat for a hike in the city, you don't feel like these gorgeous views can be so close to the metropolitan area. We were able to park right at the bottom of the trail on a weekday, but it was still quite busy. Wonderful if you don't mind passing tons of people on your nature walks, but we did pass tons of people. It's rated moderate because there are stairs. Look for smaller trails going down to the beach below, you can get a better view of the gg bridge, but watch out for homeless that hang out there and harass people. Worth it, would do it again, not the quietest or most serene.
Bathrooms available at the visitor center, parking is free.

hiking
9 days ago

Amazing views, not too steep, can accommodate kids.

walking
10 days ago

Beautiful and scenic trail! Add this one to your list if you haven’t already! :)

Incredibly beautiful

Prepare for a steep, hot start! My legs hurt for days after this one. The good thing is that it's only steep for a little bit and then flattens out and winds through shady trees.

hiking
12 days ago

It's a good hiking, with some easy and some hard (moderate) parts and the most beautiful views!

Nice climb to the top of the ridge although it is exclusively on a road; once you get to the trees at the top the trail gets a bit more interesting with a view of The Farallones. We walked the horse trail on the way back which provides for a more rugged experience.

hiking
13 days ago

Great hike with wonderful views and some incredible Bay Area history. Not difficult but not flat by any means. A perfect hike for a sunny day in the Bay. This would be a good hike to go on and bring a small picnic with you.

My favorite evening/sunset trail. There's a lot of steep, rocky areas to scramble up so I wouldn't recommend this trail if it rained recently. Beautiful views and not too heavily trafficked (although it's usually empty around sunset).

Nice trail. Easy to moderate areas. Really small parking lot, but other lot near the hotel and beach. Lots of tall grassy areas so watch out for ticks. When we got home, I found a tick on me and in my dog's armpit.

walking
21 days ago

Very easy hike w amazing coastal views

Part of the loop trail is right next to the road where cars zooming by, which makes the last 5 minutes of our hike unpleasant. Otherwise, good view, nice combination of terrain, and perfect distance for a quick hike.

hiking
25 days ago

Solid hike. Not too intense on the way to Muir beach but definitely a work out on the way back but worth it with the views. Apply sun screen very little to no shade!

hiking
26 days ago

- Parking: I started and ended at Land's End Eagle Point. There's usually lots of spots along the road where I began.
- Views: beautiful!
- Traffic: there were a lot of people on a sunny Sunday afternoon. That, combined with the relatively narrow trails, made the walk slower than expected.

26 days ago

awesome hike. many things to see. very dog friendly!

- From Miwok trail to Muir beach: 3.3 miles. Out and back: 6.6 (parked on Marin drive)
- Intense work out with lots of uphills and downhills
- Views: city/north bay and coastal

hiking
1 month ago

Going down to the cove at the end is a bit challenging with the rocks, but it’s well worth it at the end

hiking
1 month ago

Great hike with shade. Beautiful views along the coast. Came here on a Saturday morning before 10am and was able to find parking in the Lands End Lookout parking lot. After our hike, cars were waiting around for parking. Highly recommend.

Wonderful place. Relaxed easy hike. Better on weekdays

just hiked it yesterday. nice views, but I never did find the waterfall mentioned above.

Rodeo Valley Trial does NOT allow dogs! I almost got a ticket, but thankfully a couple with dogs warned me they just received a ticket from the park ranger ahead and I was able to turn around in time. I started from Bunker Road and went up the Rodeo Valley Trial. The mile I made it along the the trial was chill. Tons of cyclists there.

Sundays are quite busy, but Mondays this trail is nearly empty. There are a lot of wildflowers and it is currently early April. beautiful trail.

You’ll park in the neighborhood then walk up a long driveway to the trail. Starts off steep, ends steep on the way back. Moderate hike overall. The fog was rolling in and laying perfectly on the canyon and when we arrived to the beach it was perfectly sunny! gotta love Mt Tams micro climates :) beautiful day!

1 month ago

Gorgeous views - definitely very busy but the scenery makes all the traffic worthwhile

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