Explore the most popular walking 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.

Love it. Easy and beautiful. I uploaded some drone footage here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Tx-NJojqss

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

hiking
5 days ago

Amazing hike ending with a beautiful, Californian, cliffside beach.

Definitely not hard! Some short stints of steepness toward the beginning and end but otherwise pretty moderate. Nice views all around but no coverage FYI. Well marked, wide path that you’ll need to share with many mountain bikers on a nice day!

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
7 days 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

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

Actually 5 stars. But I had to take one star for the wrong description in this app. We walked clockwise the red line and after maybe one or one and a half mile the trail ends. There were huge plastic covered dirt hills overgrown. So we decided to walk further as adventure and found the path again. You better walk after coming down to that one house don’t walk right like the trail line said. Walk straight left, across the street to a gravel road and try to find the way across the little creek. Behind that creek the trail is fine.

Another point: dogs are not allowed on the entire loop trail. Only the first two miles and the last. Do. We walked as outlaws the entire loop with them. But we wouldn’t have chosen that trail if we had known. Lucky us, the views were great.

Nice hike and eventual views of The Bay Area. Would do again. WARNING: we arrived at 9:30am to the small parking and saw two break ins, broken glass on the ground. Sign clearly says break ins occur often, so leave nothing of value in your car. I think that also goes for arriving early, as plenty of bikers and hikers were around that parking lot all day (as far as we arrived and then left). We parked and felt confident enough with all the folk around, the area was busy. This was also a Saturday.

hiking
7 days 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.

What a cool hike! Fun, challenging terrain with some amazing views of the coastline. We did this as a point-to-point from the Tenessee Valley trailhead to the Pelican Inn (which is pretty amazing in-and-of itself). Strong recommendation.

Pretty hard to believe this trail is a short drive from downtown San Francisco. If you're looking for a hike with some good elevation, wildlife, views of the city and the ocean, this is your trail. The route makes its way along Pirates Cove offering incredible views of the rock cliffs. The best part - you can grab a cold one at Pelican Inn right off Shoreline Highway (CA 1) or hang out at Muir Beach. Those interested in a one-way hike (or if you get too comfortable at Pelican Inn) can easily catch a ride back to the parking lot in Tennessee Valley.

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.....

Wonderful place. Relaxed easy hike. Better on weekdays

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

hiking
13 days ago

Gorgeous views. Do the leftmost path first for amazing views and then take the right path for the old fort wall and the hidden trail up to the cliffs and the graffiti houses. Spectacular and exciting!

Absolutely amazing.

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!

19 days ago

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

Steep climb and descent but great views

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!”

Amazing experience hiking here. We took the clock wise route - Beautiful mountains, ocean and part of the Golden Gate Bridge towards the end. Overall it took us about 2.5 hours to complete the hike. Definitely recommended!

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!

hiking
28 days ago

Amazing views. Around every turn was another incredible sight. This is a must do if you're in the area.

walking
1 month 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

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.

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