Explore the most popular road 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.

Easy walk along mostly paved trail with breathtaking scenery at every step and turn making the windy day a worthy one! Beautiful on a 60 degree day with lots of mist and wind. Saw a salamander walking along the path! Watch out for our little amphibian friends! “California orange belly newts!”

walking
2 months ago

The path is mostly paved so it’s more of a walk than a hike! But beautiful views and we went on a warm day so the beach was so comfortable

Great trail , beautiful views , other trails you can take for more scenery , love the coast views

This was a good trail with a stroller. The kids (5 and 3 years old) had a lot of fun finding beautiful pebbles in a streamlet near the ocean. They are excited to go back!

great bridge views, little crowded, very windy

hiking
4 months ago

Super easy. Good spot for picnic or big group of friends. Gorgeous little beach at the end. Parking is easy even on the weekend.

Nice hike. Early morning fog provides some drama to this hike.

trail running
5 months ago

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

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
5 months ago

I hiked to Slacker Hill via the SCA Trail starting from the North Golden Gate Bridge commuter lot. It's approx 1.6 stunning miles each way! Highly recommend.

Beautiful view!

hiking
5 months ago

Good hike but would be hot in summer as the ridge is exposed with little shade. Dogs loved it and few ticks...

Make sure you go up to the lookout point at the end. It is worth it!

Awesome awesome Awesome! Is all I can say, the best bike MTB ride I have ever had here near the bridge.......

Beautiful view...great at sunrise

Outstanding hike and views! Just a great day!

hiking
7 months ago

Short, but steep, hike offering staggering views of the Golden Gate Bridge as well as San Francisco, the Bay Bridge and Oakland.

Busy during weekends but nice views.

this is the starter trail for anyone looking for a super easy hike to a small beach front.

The trail in the map here actually includes the northern tip of Sawyer Camp Trail -- the south end of San Andreas Lake. The San Andreas Lake Trail itself contains two parts: the northern part is a paved road next to San Andreas Lake, starting at San Bruno Ave and Skyline Blvd and ending at the west end of Hillcrest Blvd; the southern part follows. It's a narrow primitive trail in the woods next to Interstate 280. Slight curvy and no spectacular view. Overall it's a short easy walk, but I prefer Sawyer Camp Trail, which is three times longer.

Excellent hike with two distinct and very different parts. Park at visitor center per the trail map guidelines, then hike the loop clockwise. First part of the hike is out to Pt. Bonita lighthouse and back and is very scenic. Note that the Pt Bonita lighthouse is only open Sat- Mon starting at 12:30 and only stays open for a few hours. Second part of the hike is moderately steep going up from Rodeo Beach almost to the top of Hill 88, then loops back down the Miwok Trail and back to the trailhead. This second part of the hike is more typical of a Marin Headlands hike. Hiking time: 2.5 hrs.

No tourists and a perfect 360 degree view!

walking
8 months ago

Very flat 7 mile stretch which I got to do with a fellow pregnant friend. We are both in our third trimesters and it was perfect for us -- there were a number of benches and restrooms! Thank goodness.

hiking
8 months ago

hiking
9 months ago

The beach looks great, I'm definitely coming back in a sunny day to lie there for a while.

road biking
9 months ago

The paved path runs parallel to Skyline Blvd and there is a lot of noise from the road. It's scenic, but you don't really get close to the lake as the watershed is fenced off. The views of the lake are scenic and the part close to the damn is nice. I think the Sawyer Camp trail further south is much better. There is very little shade. There are restrooms at two locations and a water fountain by one of them.

road biking
9 months ago

The starting point for the track is back a driveway. It didn't seem like a legit place to park, but I didn't see any sign saying you couldn't. And there was another car there when I returned. So I guess it's ok. But the proper staging area is right off the highway exit. I took a picture of the correct starting point.

It's a play down and pay up kinda bike ride. I would prefer the opposite, but the path was very smooth and there were a lot of bikers out on it. I saw a lot of people biking along Cañada Road too if you want to keep going when you reach the bottom.

Awesome hike out to the beach. We were able to take an Uppababy Vista without any issue.

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