Coastal and Fox Trails Loop

MODERATE 54 reviews

Coastal and Fox Trails Loop is a 6.4 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Sausalito, California that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
6.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1781 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

old growth

no shade

The Coastal Trail offers picturesque views of the Pacific Ocean. Hike up from Muir Beach all the way to Muir Woods. From the Muir Beach parking area take the first left and continue on the Coastal Trail

13 minutes ago

Great hike with beautiful views! Hills are fairly steep.

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1 month ago

spectacular views from the coastal trail. start the loop with the fox trail if you want to get the steepest part out of the way. the trail is exposed so bring sun protection especially if you hike later in the day. get there early to find a parking spot!

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2 months ago

2 months ago

Steep climbs at times but lovely views! Highly recommend

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2 months ago

Hiked clockwise from the Muir Beach parking lot on Coastal Trail Road which becomes the Coastal Fire Road and then becomes the Fox Trail. Steep uphill climb for about 1 mile. The fire road is very well maintained but is not very interesting. Second half of the loop is on the connecting Coastal Trail, which is more rugged and has dramatic views. This is the part of the hike that makes it worth coming back to. No tree cover for shade; open the entire way. Hiking time: 2 hr 45 min.

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3 months ago

I did this loop from the Muir Beach parking lot, turned right and went down to the beach, hiked up to Coastal Fire Road, Coastal Trail, and continued to the Tennessee Valley Trail. On return, I turned left and hiked up to the Fox Trail and then the Coastal Fire Road which led me back to where I started. Total distance was 6.3 miles and rated moderate. It was a great hike. I enjoyed the cool misty coastal fog and wind.

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