Explore the most popular no dogs 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.

Challenging but fun, great views.

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
2 days ago

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

Got to the Muir beach parking lot at 9 on a Sunday and didn’t have trouble finding a spot. Hike is really worth the tough hills. Excellent views breezy and sunny on a good day. I took the coastal trail path way first- either way you are going to have lots of hills

Beautiful coastal hike. Two ups and downs - the downs a bit tricky with small loose rocks

Some nice coastal views towards the middle/hills but otherwise not that scenic

Awesome trail for a Sunday. Incredible views at the top. Remember to wear/ bring sunscreen though, I got super burned.

Quite an easy trail area with plenty of beautiful scenery and shaded parts for cooling down. Due to its proximity to the Pacific, the peaks can be very windy but refreshing so hold on to your hats when you reach any open high altitude areas. Some parts of the area allow pets, however this one DOES NOT ALLOW PETS.

Beautiful trail with plenty of variety. I saw lizards and two snakes.

trail running
22 days ago

Makes for an amazing view once you pass the hay bales and go further down towards the bridge.

camping
22 days ago

Great hike to bring people from out of town. It’s easy & gorgeous! Makes for great memorable pics.

hiking
22 days ago

September is our summer. Easy and pleasant morning hike with clear skies and beautiful views towards Tomales Bay.

Long hike that goes along the coast. Gets crowded by noon. Was foggy the entire time I hiked, so no views, but I could see how it would be gorgeous on a clear day.

24 days ago

This was a quick down and back hike .8 miles each way. My dad and I took a long lunch break on a Friday for this route. going in the middle of the day made for easier parking and it wound up a perfect break from the work day!

Great trail overlooking quite possibly the most famous and scenic bridge in the world. Great views all around.

hiking
1 month ago

Not too crowded for mid-day Sunday. Great hike if you want something quick with great views and a good mix of up hill/down hill. Seems like it’d be great for trail running too.

At first you go uphill for about 1/2 a mile and then you start heading downhill. You end up at a beach which is BEAUTIFUL! Coming back the road is steep, but not difficult.

1 month ago

Love this hike, and I’m biased because it’s where my husband proposed. ❤️

walking
1 month ago

Very short hike which yields a great view of the Golden Gate Bridge, Sausalito, Angel Island, Alcatraz, and San Francisco. It was a bit foggy when we ascended. It’s also very windy at the top. It took us all of 15 minutes of slow walking up a steep incline for this picturesque view

Nice variety, lots of scenic vistas. There are lots of parking lots along the trail, so there are constantly a lot of people doing shorter hikes and carrying things to the beach. At times it was one step away from waiting in line to pass the steep parts. A lot of the hikers were unprepared for steep sandy slopes so dealing with people half-falling down the downhills was also a negative for me.

Nice hike, with beautiful views but it is not easy. I’d rate it moderate.

hiking
1 month ago

Easy, pretty and a fun quick hike

hiking
1 month ago

I love this easy hike ! The birding is really good I saw a blue heron here last week.
You can access several trailheads from here as well.

hiking
1 month ago

I did this trail so many years ago. It was quite a memorable trip. I would love to do it again now that I have a nice DSLR to proper capture the memorable moment.

hiking
1 month ago

If you go by yourself there are plenty of cows to keep you company! Nice easy trail!

Very steep entrance with lots of stairs but then great cursing just off the western edge of the ridge and spectacular views from Slacker Hill.

Great views, flowers, and wildlife. Sometimes very foggy but still a really good walk. Amazingly deserted for the proximity to big urban center.

The ascent was rough for me. But worth the view!!

Great hike. I did it on a foggy day and couldn’t see the sun at all, but it was still a great hike. The terrain is pretty steep at times, which makes it a great workout. Get good shoes. I’d do it again on a sunny day to get good views.

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