Rodeo Beach Coastal Trail Loop

MODERATE 193 reviews

Rodeo Beach Coastal Trail Loop is a 4.8 mile loop trail located near Sausalito, California that offers scenic views and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
4.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
954 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dog friendly

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

views

The coastal Trail follow the bluffs above the Pacific Ocean. Great views for sunsets, remember a camera for this picturesque hike. Take the Coastal trail to the Miwok trail for unbelievable views of the Pacific Ocean and Rodeo Beach. Although steep, this hike is worth the effort.

hiking
14 days ago

I did this hike on my own, it was great. The weather was perfect and the views are outstanding. Totally doable, but an excellent work out.

hiking
19 days ago

Beautiful and relatively relaxed trail that goes inland and to the beach.

21 days ago

Easy hike but also easy to loose the trail.
But that’s also because I was distracted by the views. Stunning. Fun. Do it.

hiking
25 days ago

Amazing trail. Love the stair case and also the old base! Good for all types.

hiking
1 month ago

Pretty easy hike with nice views. Plenty of parking with public restrooms.

1 month ago

Beautiful views and a good variety of trails to mix it up.

1 month ago

Majestic views, frog concert and sunset upon returning to the trailhead. First part is all up last part you get to cool down and be in the shade if you are hiking later afternoon. Spotted 2 coyotes at 30 feet.

2 months ago

Enjoyed this hike and great with the pup!

hiking
2 months ago

Amazing views, open trails - great for dogs.

2 months ago

Awesome hike and beautiful views! The dogs loved it.

hiking
2 months ago

Great hike with nothing but scenic views. There is not a lot of shade along the trail, and make sure to bring water.

hiking
2 months ago

Great Hike. Dog friendly. Some hills but not to steep. Beautiful views of SF. Bring water.

2 months ago

Great trail with amazing views. Moderate difficulty, but very doable

hiking
2 months ago

This is a beautiful hike. Plenty of parking down by the beach. The beginning of the trail has labels for leashed dogs but once you clear crowds and get on the fire road many people had dogs off leash. I started hiking in the afternoon and return to the trailhead around the time for sunset. Very serene to watch the sunset on the cliffs overlooking the water and hearing the waves below. The trail was not that crowded. The elevation change if you do the entire loop is a nice little workout. Once the sun was down I even heard tons of frogs in the field beside the parking lot. If you do the full loop and have dogs off leash make sure to put them back on leash when you get to the lagoon area. The cars surprised me around the corner as the road was right there but doggies were safe.

2 months ago

We started the loop at the end of the parking lot. Views of the ocean then Bolinas. As we rose, a bit steep and a good workout, we finally saw Tennessee Valley then Mt Tam, mill valley opened up below us. We could see Sonoma and Napa and then rounded the turn, so Sausalito was spread below. The East bay, The bay bridge and Golden Gate Bridge. Mt Diablo and SF came into view. Fabulous views, steep hikes and easy courses. You can turn down and make it shorter or extend the hike easily. Dogs are not allowed on the extended part. Enjoy!

hiking
3 months ago

From the Rodeo Beach parking lot go clockwise: Coastal Trail - Wolf Ridge Trail - Miwok Trail - Rodeo Valley Trail - parking lot. Personal rating: good hike to repeat, moderate level, not long, 1 hr 45 min, beautiful views.

3 months ago

Love this loop and generally not too many people

hiking
4 months ago

Amazing!

4 months ago

Great views. Not too difficult, although there's almost no shade, so wear sunscreen!

6 months ago

I took the suggestion to go counter-clockwise which was beautiful as the sun was going down and def worth the short divert to Hill 88. Really great, short trail, not too taxing- just watch out for mountain bikes on the single track sections.

hiking
7 months ago

Nice hike to get in during the late afternoon if you have a late start. I would recommend this hike on a hot day. There were some cool breezes when we went. The view of the Golden Gate Bridge would have been better if there had not been any fog.

8 months ago

Amazing hike, moderate, with stunning views!

hiking
8 months ago

Great hike! Went with my dog! Here are two tips!

(1) if you start at the parking lot most people go clockwise. For a more spectacular climax, and to get the slightly boring and flat bits out of the way first, I suggest going counterclockwise.

(2) Take the slight detour for Hill 88. It's not that much longer and gets you to a higher peak.

hiking
9 months ago

great hike with your pup! whale sightings!

9 months ago

Pretty nice mellow hike

hiking
11 months ago

Stunning views out here! Always on the hunt for dog friendly paths, and we were able to take him off leash. Part of the trail is on a paved road but we deviated a bit to get off it and gain some extra elevation.
Can get pretty chilly and windy even on a clear, sunny day.

hiking
11 months ago

Great loop trail with stunning scenery! Bring your dog, but watch out for rattlesnakes!

hiking
11 months ago

hiking
Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Easy parking at Rodeo Beach. I went clockwise up the Coastal Trail - uphill for 1.9 miles and a bit of a workout. The rest of the hike is easy - downhill and then flat through the valley. Great open vistas the entire way. Excellent coast/ocean views during the first half of the hike.

Monday, April 03, 2017

We veered into this trail from the easy Tennessee Valley Trail. Beautiful sweeping coastal views!

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