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Rodeo Lagoon to Point Bonita Lighthouse [CLOSED]

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Golden Gate National Recreation Area

Rodeo Lagoon to Point Bonita Lighthouse [CLOSED] is a 4.2 mile loop trail located near Sausalito, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, running, and nature trips.

Length 4.2 mi Elevation gain 446 ft Route type Loop

Kid friendly

Hiking

Nature trips

Walking

Running

Beach

Views

Wild flowers

Wildlife

Closed

No dogs

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Getting There

No special shoes are required however it is always very windy, it can get cold quickly so bring layers. There are a number of picnic tables and view benches throughout the area. Bring a camera and binoculars.

From the North Take hwy 101 southbound Exit at 2nd Sausalito exit (just before the GG bridge) Bear right onto Alexander ave, proceed back under the freeway Follow Alexander ave .2 miles, turn left onto bunker road From the South Take 101 across the GG bridge Exit Alexander ave, bear right Follow Alexander ave .2 miles turn left onto Bunker road Once you have passed through the tunnel, you will pass a number of historic buildings. Bunker road turns into Mitchell road along the Rodeo lagoon. There is plenty of parking there.

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Alona Drori
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Went this Saturday, access via Bunker road tunnel was closed by the police due to COVID 19 closures. Cars are not allowed.

Gillian H
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Hiking

A beautiful early morning (9am) hike with the family. Fog was just lifting with the sunshine. Kids messed around on the beach for a while, and we saw dolphins off the shore. Definitely take binoculars. Also saw seals basking on the rocks from the path above the lighthouse. We arrived too early for the Lighthouse 12.30pm Sat-Mon (tunnel closed) so our walk was shortened, but we still had a great time. Note - the YMCA has a small cafe which opens around 11am. Parking was easy early, but busy when we returned to our car around noon. Other highlights are the bunkers and Nike Missile site (adults interested) and the Visitors Center which has a small nature exhibit etc.

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Debbie Pacheco
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Hiking

Start at the beach, it’s beautiful! The lighthouse was cool!

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Jess Naz
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Hiking

Nice hike. Yeah for sure 80% of this is on the side of the road but safe in all directions. We did this on a Saturday unfortunately the lighthouse is close every Saturday. Regardless, it was still a fun hike. Disregard my recorded map. For some reason, my GPS somehow picked up a different route, well at least picked up additional route. Accurately, the hike is 4.0 miles, elevation gain is very light. The last leg of the trail sure makes it a little adventurous as it drops 180-200ft in just about 40-50 meters. Have fun! You will enjoy the views.

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Matt Neidlinger
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Hiking

Fun hike around Rodeo Beach! Lots of side trails to explore and good views.

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Genevieve Laing
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Hiking

Mostly on road, would not recommend

Hallie H.
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Hiking

Easy trail, mostly next to road though so not ideal for off leash dogs.

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Mary Abraham
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Golden gate national recreational park is beautiful. If you’re looking to enjoy the nature though, don’t do this hike. You’re walking along the road almost the entire time if you follow this “trail”. Also, the lighthouse doesn’t even open until 1230, so if you’re looking to make this a part of your hike, you’ll have to go in the afternoon.

A B.
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Beautiful

Henry Truong
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Hiking

Nice place

Tessa M
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Hiking

A nice hike with nice ocean views. Part of this loop is along the road which isn’t great. It becomes no pets allowed about .3 miles away from the lighthouse so know that you won’t see it if you bring the pup. Also gets very crowded near the lighthouse.

Nicole Sharkey
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Beautiful ocean views!! Just know it's not dog friendly at the Lighthouse. They will turn you away if you try to see it with your pup.

Sara M
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Cool views. Very chill walking

Judson Clayto
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Great surprisr hike up the hill and through history. I started out around the lagoon, and thought i'd go to the beach. Next thing I knew, i was touring old bunkers and heading toward the lighthouse which was unfortunately closed. What a sort of post-apocolyptic site... remnants of San FRANCISCO's defense system from over a century ago. I even saw a bobcat on the prowl... Quite a number of kids' camps touring the area so i even got caught up in a game of tag...

Daryll Martin
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Red trail provided by AllTrails is not an actual trail. It's a narrow path on the side of the road. You can indeed follow it Rodeo Lagoon/Beach to Bonita Lighthouse but don't expect a nature trail--the path is 2 feet from the main road but fairly safe as vehicular traffic is only 25 MPH. I'd recommend just visiting Bonita by car then driving to Rodeo Lagoon/Beach and hiking the Coastal trail which starts at the parking lot/restroom of the beach and leads to all the abandoned WWII bunkers/batteries.

Daryl Beck
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Michael Walker
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Viresh G.
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Lucas Duncan
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Chris Bowler
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Lisa Sf
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Chris Meyer
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Payam Siyari
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Adam Green
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Matt Viehdorfer
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Kyra MD
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Guillermo Mendoza
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Chris Vescovi
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alex levin
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Jeremy Coronado
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