Coastal - SCA - Bobcat Trails

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Coastal - SCA - Bobcat Trails is a 13.8 kilometer loop trail located near Sausalito, California that features beautiful wild flowers. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for hiking, walking, trail running, and birding.

DISTANCE
13.8 km
ELEVATION GAIN
466 m
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

birding

hiking

trail running

walking

beach

views

wild flowers

no dogs

A beautiful hike in the Coastal Headlands. This loop has some of the most breathtaking vistas in the state. Bring your camera and plenty of water.

hiking
2 months ago

Overall, the hike is beautiful that has a short climb in the beginning whether you stray as I did by hiking alongside Conzelman Road - or you stay with the trail by crossing Conzelman and pick up the trail across the street. Either way gets you to the same next stage of the hike.

When you get past the circle in the road, you’ll pass on the restrooms and hike for about a mile+ with an easy decline. Ultimately this will take you down to a road where you’ll turn left, cross the street and turn in opposite the horse stables. In about quarter mile, you reach a T where you’ll turn left. Shortly after that you’ll hike for about 2+ miles over a steady incline until you get to the last third of the hike and follow the ridge overlooking Sausalito. I hiked a bit further and had lunch sitting on the only bench on the trail overlooking both Sausalito and Angel Island.

I hiked in mid-July which is considered summer everywhere else but San Francisco and the Marin Headlands. Throughout my hike, the temp was 50-55ish with lots of fog and wind. Nothwithstanding, I recommend the hike and neighboring trails for the classic Marin Headlands experience. The views are breathtaking to locals and visitors alike!

hiking
4 months ago

Fun trail, not super difficult, get an early start, when the sun is out it gets pretty hot, there's no shady spots on the trail. I started at 10am and got a little tan. I went counter clockwise, uphill at the beginning, pretty easy inbetween and then uphill again for the finale.

hiking
5 months ago

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!

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8 months ago

Gorgeous views!

10 months ago

Great trail to run!

hiking
11 months ago

Great hike, I actually enlarged the loop a bit going further west.

trail running
Monday, July 31, 2017

The flowers are blooming!

hiking
Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Great SF Bay , GG Bridge, SF Downtown, valley views. Well maintained trails, not much shade overall. Strong wind at Costal SCA junction. NOTE: near SW corner of the loop, the connection between Rodeo Valley and Coastal Trail as shown on this map, is not passable. We back tracked to Smith Trail and walked on Bunker Rd eastward to pick up Costal Trail on Bunker Rd.

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Great views. First leg is killer but otherwise great hike.

Monday, March 21, 2016

Crazy rain and fog today but beautiful views I'm sure. Steep climbs! Good trail run on the way back down.

hiking
Wednesday, January 21, 2015

This trail has some of the best views of the Bay Area.

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recorded Track - Aug 04, 01:41 PM

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recorded Coastal - SCA - Bobcat Trails

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