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Slacker Hill Trail is a 1 mile heavily 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.

Length 1.0 mi Elevation gain 331 ft Route type Out & Back
Kid friendly Hiking Nature trips Walking Bird watching Running Views No dogs
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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

Parking area on the northwest side of the roundabout between Mccoulough Rd and Gonzelman Rd.

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Jennifer Lindsay
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Shalan Naqvi
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alvin begun
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Tj Borawski
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Hiking

Great trail, as others note, listening to the fog horns throughout the hike was a really cool effect. We started at the Lagoon and it was 55 and foggy as hell, as we made our way counter clockwise (we recommend it) around the loop, once we got on the hills the fog disappeared and left us with lots of sun and beautiful partial fog views of the bay area. It was so cool to be above the fog but still see the SF skyline and GGB sticking out. Be careful to follow the Julian trail if you go counter clockwise, the gps on this trail is slightly off and the trail junction comes up before the initial split onto Julian (right before you cross the road). In the middle of the loop a lot of trails start to cross each other, so just watch out to take the one you want. We included a steep . 2 detour up Slacker's Ridge, which was 100% worth it, that was the most amazing view on the whole trail. Definitely take that detour. In general, gorgeous views along the trail, this one was fun.

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Patrick Harrington
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Good hike but not a lot of shade! Ended up also walking down to Black Sands beach which added a lot of elevation.

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David Dully
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Bit smokey but not terrible.

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James Stillman IV
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Super!!

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Crystal Fu
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Hiking

It was beautiful and not too hot. We encountered quite a few folks at the beginning but took some lesser known trails to avoid them. Too many covidiots on hill 88 and on the coastal trail near rodeo beach. And of course on the beach

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Sam Mausser
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Indu Rai
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Went on a foggy day in August 2020. Couldn't see anything at the top because of the fog, so this one needs a clear day. Gotta be neutral and give it a 3 because it's probably beautiful if you can see something. It's an easy trail, steep in sections. We went with a toddler who walked by herself in the flat parts and we carried her through the steep parts.

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Elizabeth Guynn
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Really good bang for you buck trail! Amazing views for a very short walk!

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P T M
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Short, steep, and no shade. I went on a breezy day so it was perfect but I can see this trail being pretty intense on a hot day. Will definitely do it again but this time, I’ll stretch :)

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Vishal Shah
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Hiking

Great trail. Short hike with a steep incline. But the views from the top are worth. Going down is extremely easy.

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Kim Koi
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I did this trail at sunset and it was perfect! Very few people on the trail - views of rodeo beach through the valley and gg bridge. Highly recommend. The climb up is steep, but well worth it at the top.

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Sean C
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It’s dusty

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Ron Gasparinetti
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Not to be missed !!

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Torsten Hartmann
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ESTELA REDONDO RODRIGUEZ
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not crowded and beautiful Vista point :)

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Alanna Verner
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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

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Parker M
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One of my favorite trails in the headlands. Solid incline, uncrowded, and incredible views. Bring water!

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Chelsea Ducote
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Beautiful views. Bring windbreaker and dress warm

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kayllamo llam
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This was really cool

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Hannah Hughes
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Gorgeous hike, very windy! You HAVE to go up to slackers ridge viewpoint. It’s a bit off the trail (.2 miles) but highlight of the hike.

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John Irving
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Great views. No crowds.

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Cari Cymanski
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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.

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Brita Zaia
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Hiking

Spectacular views!!! Awesome trail.

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Little Runaway Fawn User
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Hiking

Good for solo hikes

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

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