Explore the most popular mountain biking 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.

- 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

Nice views, fun to explore and wasnt too hard of a hike.

Stunning, constant views, mostly of the coast. May not really be a moderate for most, more of a moderate-hard.

hiking
12 days ago

Such a beautiful hike. well worth the views!!! I am in no way fit.... just started hiking recently and actually found this one pretty easy.....

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

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.

hiking
18 days ago

Great trail, however I wish to do it again on a weekday because it was too crowded the closer you got to Tenessee Beach. There are various off shoots along the upper part of the hill that are much more scenic and beautiful in my opinion. Perfect hiking weather early April

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!

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

Steep climb and descent but great views

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.

Great trail, mostly because it is so close to SF and surrounding area. An easy 20 minutes drive from SF and your in the coastal mountain ridge line. Beautiful!

Yes it’s not dirt but once you get up to the top you can choose dirt and take other trails along the ridge. Great way to spend the morning!

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

trail running
1 month ago

This is Bay Area winter running at its finest. Windy and hilly but still sunny! The views make the concrete worth the effort. The dirt trails begin after the missile area which is now unkempt and heavily graffitied.

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

Gorgeous trail, Tennessee Beach is a must-see along the way. Nothing beats the view from the coast or the sound of the waves crashing against the rocks. This trail can be a thigh-burner in some areas where the elevation varies, but nothing too bad if you’re moderately in shape.

Majestic views, frog concert and sunset upon returning to the trailhead. First part is all up last part you get to cool down and be in the shade if you are hiking later afternoon. Spotted 2 coyotes at 30 feet.

Nice trail and great view of pacific + peninsula once you get to Sweeney ridge

Great little loop in Marin Headlands fairly close to the city! We started the loop clockwise to get the major incline out of the way, and it was a bit of a glute burner, but the views were just outstanding! Great wildlife viewing as well.

Took a little over 2 hours with a few photo stops along the way, LOTS of bikers and other hikers out fairly early, so try to get there at a decent hour for parking. Dogs are allowed on leash but saw plenty off leash during the morning.

Gorgeous hike along the coast. Healthy ups and downs - the downs were a bit steep and could be tricky with loose rocks.

hiking
2 months ago

Great trail for on-leash dog hiking! We walked out 5 miles and back 5 miles from the north end. It was open and exposed the whole time (no walking in forested areas—that’s farther south) with a wide trail and beautiful views of the hills and the nearby bay. There is a point 1.2 miles from the trailhead where it’s unclear whether you should go through a gate and continue left or walk left on the current side of the fence — go through the gate!! The misleading path is a cattle path. Speaking of which — the cows can be extremely *friendly*, thinking you are bringing them food. If you have dogs (especially heelers) make sure you’re following the leash rule for their safety. It can be INCREDIBLY windy, so make sure you dress accordingly. I plan on going back and trying an out-and-back from the southern end.

hiking
2 months ago

great out and back. fantastic views

hiking
2 months ago

The Fox Trail section was quite steep. After that our side trip to Pirate's Cove Beach was too much of an incline for us!

Very easy trail to follow (coastal trail); very steep elevation! It’s 11-14 miles round trip, so you’ll need to start early (plan for ~6 hours), bring lots of water, sunscreen and snacks.

Awesome beach views, but can get windy.

Gave it 4/5 starts because my personal preference is for more mossy/woodsy and/or varied scenery and this is broad daylight and coastline the whole time.

hiking
2 months ago

Beautiful Views. Like many people have mentioned, bring a lot of water. There is not much shade on most of the trail.

hiking
2 months ago

Busy on the trail, especially the out and back to the beach.

2 months ago

Tremendously peace view from the shoreline adjacent to bridge

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