Slacker Hill Trail

MODERATE 103 reviews

Slacker Hill Trail is a 1 mile moderately trafficked out and back 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.

Distance: 1.0 miles Elevation Gain: 331 feet Route Type: Out & Back

kid friendly


nature trips


bird watching



no dogs

Slacker Hill offers some of the best views of the Golden Gate Bridge and Downtown San Francisco. Get away from the crowds and venture to the top of Slacker Hill! Bring your camera to remember this scenic place. From the parking area cross Mccollough rd and enter the trail past a gate. Climb up until you can't go up anymore

no shade
1 month ago

Very steep uphill hike (took us about 20min to get up it) but the views when you get up there? SO WORTH IT. You get a better, more encompassing view than the scenic driver down below. When we did it, we were the only ones up there so it was an absolutely spectacular view all to ourselves

2 months ago

Beautiful views. Bring windbreaker and dress warm

2 months ago

This was really cool

no shade
4 months ago

Great views. No crowds.

7 months ago

Awesome moderate trail to hike with my 3.5 year old. Wide trail, just challenging enough for a little guy, and if you're happy to sit on the ground, nice wide space at the top to have a quick snack. Beautiful view.

7 months ago

Spectacular views!!! Awesome trail.

10 months ago

Good for solo hikes

11 months ago

Makes for an amazing view once you pass the hay bales and go further down towards the bridge.

Wednesday, September 05, 2018

Very short hike which yields a great view of the Golden Gate Bridge, Sausalito, Angel Island, Alcatraz, and San Francisco. It was a bit foggy when we ascended. It’s also very windy at the top. It took us all of 15 minutes of slow walking up a steep incline for this picturesque view

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Gorgeous views....steep but short and well worth the climb!

Monday, July 30, 2018

Dear older children who are being dragged here, it's all up hill (very pretty) but wear your Nikes and your work out clothes and a hat (for the wind, very windy, very). Feels much longer than a mile, you'll have a story for sure!!! Take your pictures before the hike, trust me.

Sunday, July 22, 2018

Amazing views! One of the top views in the entire bay area in my opinion. The hike is steep the entire way but totally doable. I took my 2 year old and had to carry most of the way. Definitely take pics when you get to the top you will be looking down on the Golden Gate, SF and Angel Island

Thursday, July 05, 2018

Great hike to a great viewpoint. It's essentially walking up a very steep road to a wide, flat viewpoint above the Marin Headlands. Great views of the GGB, Kirby Cove, Fort Baker, Mt. Tam, and much more remote than the throngs you get down on the Battery Spencer trail. Don't miss this; stop at small gravel parking area next to the round about at the intersection of Conzelman and McCullough, and hike down through the bushes and across the road at the gate. From there it's all uphill. View is definitely worth the effort.

Monday, July 02, 2018

Short steep hike that has a rewarding finish! Beautiful views of San Francisco and the Golden Gate Bridge

Sunday, June 17, 2018

Great view. Easy trail

Saturday, January 06, 2018

I hiked to Slacker Hill via the SCA Trail starting from the North Golden Gate Bridge commuter lot. It's approx 1.6 stunning miles each way! Highly recommend.

Monday, December 04, 2017

Awesome awesome Awesome! Is all I can say, the best bike MTB ride I have ever had here near the bridge.......

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Beautiful view...great at sunrise

Monday, November 06, 2017

Short, but steep, hike offering staggering views of the Golden Gate Bridge as well as San Francisco, the Bay Bridge and Oakland.

Saturday, September 30, 2017

No tourists and a perfect 360 degree view!

Monday, May 15, 2017

Friday, January 06, 2017

Parking available near round about along with bathroom which is nice. I recommend hand sanitizer though. Short and a little steep, but well worth it. The view is stunning and much better than pulling off on the side of road with tourist. Highly recommend.

Monday, December 26, 2016

Short but steep incline. Overall easy hike. The panoramic views of the east bay all the way to the Farallon islands is amazing on a clear day.

Sunday, December 25, 2016

Amazing hike, must go all the way down to the old broken fort for the amazing view.

Saturday, November 12, 2016

The Slacker portion is super short. The views are incredible and are probably as good as it gets for seeing San Francisco, Marin, and the bridges. It is very exposed. I walked it with the pups but will return to run it. I started up Alta/Morning Sun and went South, across SCA and Coastal before heading up Slacker. That route was a little over 4 miles round trip. I highly recommended this trail for the views. Absolutely amazing.

Saturday, November 05, 2016

On a day with little wind .. one of my favorites!

Saturday, March 26, 2016

Excellent hike and so worth the walk! It is pretty tough getting up the trail but when you get to the top it's worth everything in the world. Ten thumbs up!

Sunday, March 08, 2015

Surprised there aren't more comments on this trail. If you are in San Fran this a MUST DO hike. Awesome 360 degree views of the bay, city and GG bridge. It's a steep hike up but short and worth every step. If you're in the area this is a quick and easy hike with a rewarding view at the top!

nature trips
Monday, March 02, 2015

Great spot for photography of the Golden Gate bridge and city beyond. A more rare perspective of the bridge, as most simply stick with the vista points off the main road. A quick, yet strenuous hike up steep hillsides. Worth it.

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