Hawk Hill

EASY 14 reviews

Hawk Hill is a 0.7 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Sausalito, California that offers the chance to see wildlife and is good for all skill levels. 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.

0.7 miles
170 feet

dogs on leash

kid friendly



nature trips




The Marin Headlands is a crown jewel of the Golden Gate National Parks abounding with places of natural wonder and beauty (Rodeo Lagoon/Valley, Gerbode Valley, Hawk Hill, Tennessee Valley) and remarkable historic sites (Point Bonita Lighthouse, Fort Cronkhite, Nike Missile Site, Battery Townsley). Overlooking the Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco, Marin Headlands, and the Pacific Ocean, Hawk Hill is one of the parks best viewpoints and a prime spot for observing migrating raptors. Over the next several years, look for transformations that include new and enhanced trails, visitor amenities and signs, habitat restoration, and stabilization of the historic features. The first phase of the Hawk Hill/Battery Construction 129 Restoration and Trail Improvement Project was recently completed with the restoration of approximately six acres of coastal scrub and prairie vegetation, to create improved habitat for declining bird populations and the endangered Mission blue butterfly, and the preservation of the historic resources at Battery Construction 129. To restore this landscape and protect the battery, invasive Monterey pine and cypress trees were removed. Native coastal prairie vegetation was planted in February, 2012. Each fall, Hawk Hill is the primary site for Golden Gate Raptor Observatory hawk-monitoring studies by volunteers and public interpretive programs.

2 months ago

The views of the city and ocean is great. Not really a hike though.. you park your car walk up some stairs and you're there.

7 months ago

Parking was challenging but worth it. Easy walk to the top and the view was breath taking.

11 months ago

Not really a trail, but cool views from the top.

road biking
Wednesday, June 11, 2014

My wife and I rode this trail plus quite a bit more in the SF/Golden Gate area. The views from Hawk Hill were amazing.....and also from either side of the bay. This is a must if you have the time. We rented bikes from a shop downtown and rode all day around SF. I hope you do this on a clear day. It's beautiful.

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