Point Bonita Lighthouse

EASY 54 reviews

Point Bonita Lighthouse is a 1 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Sausalito, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from September until May.

DISTANCE
1.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
242 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

beach

views

wild flowers

no dogs

Point Bonita Lighthouse, located at the South Western tip of the Marin headlands, is an active lighthouse with a rich history. The lighthouse was the 3rd lighthouse on the West Coast and was first built in 1855. The short trail from the parking lot offers spectacular views on the Pacific Cliffs.

walking
9 days ago

Beautiful hidden treasure....spectacular view of the Bay, the GG Bridge & San Francisco. The iconic lighthouse with suspension bridge are full of history. Easy trail to walk. A must visit if you’re around the area.

walking
25 days ago

2 months ago

This was a great walk with my son (8yo). Definitely one of those things you should do at least once. And definitely go early!! We got there right around 12:30 when the lighthouse was opening. We waited about 20 minutes to go across the bridge to the actual lighthouse. But when we headed back the line was easily 50 people long, nearly to the tunnel. We had great marine mammal sitings along the hike. Very lovely and decent trails. At some points it is only wide enough for 2 people so if you can avoid bringing a stroller, please do. We noticed parking was tight. We parked down the hill a bit and hiked up past the Point Bonita YMCA.

3 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

Nice walk. The tunnel to walk out to lighthouse was closed today due to fog. But still a nice walk up to that point.

hiking
3 months ago

Started the track from Rodeo Lagoon where there is plenty of parking. Walked through the coastline towards the Bonita point. The highlight is definitely the light house with a suspension bridge. Weather not good need to wear a coat. But u could see that the view should be fantastic on sunny days. Will be back. Also kids and dogs friendly.

hiking
3 months ago

3 months ago

great views. easy walk.

hiking
3 months ago

4 months ago

walking
4 months ago

4 months ago

hiking
5 months ago

Heavy traffic, but nice and easy paved hike with beautiful views of the bay. NOTE that it is only open for a few hours during the day so make sure you check before heading out there. We went early in the morning and the tunnel leading to the lighthouse was locked. We had to go back later in the day to finish the hike.

hiking
5 months ago

Its a great hike for beginners. There is way too many people there but it's a fun place to go. It will give you a beautiful look at the Bay Area. The lighthouse employees are very informative and provide great info on the lighthouse's history.

walking
5 months ago

walking
6 months ago

6 months ago

short and great scenery!

7 months ago

walking
7 months ago

walking
7 months ago