Point Bonita Lighthouse

EASY 43 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.

5 days ago

walking
5 days ago

25 days ago

hiking
1 month 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
1 month 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
2 months ago

walking
2 months ago

2 months ago

short and great scenery!

3 months ago

walking
3 months ago

hiking
5 months ago

5 months ago

Very easy walk. The views alone are amazing

6 months ago

7 months ago

hiking
7 months ago

gorgeous views

9 months ago

Lovely paved hike, beautiful views of the bay. Be mindful that the tunnel is only open certain days. Bridge to the lighthouse was closed and it appears it has been for some time.

9 months ago

10 months ago

10 months ago

just a beautiful hike.

hiking
11 months ago