Golden Gate Gems- Hawk Hill, Kirby Cove, and Point Bonita Lighthouse is a 7.3 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Sausalito, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for walking, trail running, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

7.3 miles
1,417 feet
Out & Back

dogs on leash


nature trips

trail running




wild flowers


historic site

This hike captures the best of the Golden Gate Bridge Marin side. Kirby Cove is a hidden gem, there is a rope swing hanging from a tree on the beach, you can also camp overnight. It's a must see! Also be aware that when you are heading up to Hawk Hill you want to take the one-way road at the end headed to Point Bonita Light House. The road to Hawk Hill might be temporarily closed due to high traffic. It gets crazy with tourists up there but it is well worth the stunning views. Also, bring layers, the weather can get hot then cold and windy.

8 months ago

Beautiful hike but as of today there’s no more swing. It’s been cut off.

10 months ago

Spectacular views indeed, but you walk next to a road almost the entire time, which personally I don't consider a particularly nice hike.

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Incredible views of the golden gate bridge from high up and from the coast. Excellent hike.

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