Walk Across the Golden Gate Bridge

EASY 39 reviews

Walk Across the Golden Gate Bridge is a 3.7 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near San Francisco, California that offers scenic views and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
3.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
620 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

road biking

trail running

walking

views

no dogs

Walk or bike across one of the most beautiful bridges in the world with great views of San Francisco in the distance The Golden Gate Bridge is thought by many to be one of the most beautiful bridges in the world, and the opportunity to walk or bike across at least part of it should not be missed. The bridge spans 1.7 miles, but most people only walk to the first tower and back again. If you are feeling more adventurous, walk across the bridge and continue under the bridge up to Hendrik Point for a great view of the bridge with the San Francisco skyline in the background. The Golden Gate Bridge was open to the public on May 28, 1937. It spans 1.7 miles across the gap between San Francisco and Marin and is 90 feet wide. It's average height above the water is 220 feet, with the two towers rising up to 746 feet above sea level; more than 80,000 miles of wire were used in the bridge. The bridge cost $35 million to construct and was the longest suspension bridge in the world, holding the title almost 30 years until 1964 when it was overcome by the Verrazano Narrows Bridge in New York. Nineteen men fell off the bridge while it was being built, but there was a safety net in place to catch them. They were later known as the "Half Way to Hell Club" because of their near-death experiences. On its 50th anniversary the bridge was closed to cars and opened to pedestrians who were packed like sardines trying to walk around. The weight of the dense crowd was significantly more than the bridge is used to with cars (the cars are much more spaced out), and the curved bridge became temporarily flat until the weight was lifted.

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hiking
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road biking
23 days ago

A San Francisco tradition; just do it!

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2 months ago

Nothing exciting, but the SF skyline

2 months ago

walking
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4 months ago

Beautiful Saturday afternoon... 3.7 mile to and fro ...

4 months ago

Great sunny day.... fun walking across.

walking
5 months ago

Gorgeous day, less windy than we expected. Loved that cyclists were separated from the walkers. Highly recommended!

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