Rodeo Beach Coastal Trail Loop

MODERATE 236 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
18 hours ago

The hike started off subtle. We were hiking on flat gravel then the trail began to incline & it became more steeper the further we went. The view was beautiful. I brought binoculars & go to see a deer. Make sure you bring lots of water. I enjoyed it I would go back !

hiking
13 days ago

Beautiful hike by the coast. A little windy near the water, but views are worth it at the top!

hiking
19 days ago

Fantastic hike. Challenging in the beginning, but well worth it for the views. The ocean breezes are heavenly and the route is not very crowded. Not a very complicated route, just pay attention.

23 days ago

Great view but easy to get lost. After 8 miles later and enjoying the beach I had to take a taxi back.

1 month ago

Great views and perfect Sunday distance

hiking
1 month ago

Stunning views! Lots of options for trails and exploring! Will be back soon!

1 month ago

Absolutely beautiful. We will be going back sometime in the near future.

1 month ago

Beautiful hike! The views are stunning. You get a steep hike at first and a nice downhill at the end. Reference your map as it’s easy to go off the trail. Go early too! We started at 8 am and it was perfect!

hiking
1 month ago

Absolutely loved this hike! So much to see and do. There is something for everyone. Moderate hike with amazing views.

2 months ago

Beautiful!

hiking
2 months 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
2 months ago

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

2 months 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
2 months ago

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

hiking
3 months ago

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

3 months ago

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

3 months 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.

4 months ago

Enjoyed this hike and great with the pup!

hiking
4 months ago

Amazing views, open trails - great for dogs.

4 months ago

Awesome hike and beautiful views! The dogs loved it.

hiking
4 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
4 months ago

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

4 months ago

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

hiking
4 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.

4 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
5 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.

5 months ago

Love this loop and generally not too many people

hiking
6 months ago

Amazing!

6 months ago

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

8 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.

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