DISTANCE
7.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1,522 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

no shade

7 months ago

This hike is great for viewing the best of SF all in one go (golden gate, bay bridge, Alcatraz, city skyline, angel island etc.). But as a hike itself it is just “ok” and I would consider this as moderate difficulty, not hard. I’m still glad I did it because I took great pics, was able to hike down to black sands beach and also saw the Point Reyes lighthouse on the coastal trail side. Saw some rabbits and birds as well. At the end of the trail we were able to walk along the Golden Gate Bridge since the trailhead is right next to it. For parking I recommend NOT following the driving directions to the trailhead parking area, but rather park in the lot on the other side of the bridge as there are more spaces and a pedestrian underpass that takes you back to the other side for the trailhead. So Park in the bigger lot on the right side of the bridge (if coming from the city).