Best trails in Bolinas

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Looking for a great trail near Bolinas, California? AllTrails has 14 great hiking trails, views trails, forest trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. If you're looking for the best trails around Mount Tamalpais State Park or Angel Island State Park, we've got you covered. You'll also find some great local park options, like McNee Ranch or Claremont Canyon Regional Preserve. Ready for some activity? There are 9 moderate trails in Bolinas ranging from 3.3 to 16.6 miles and from 160 to 1,696 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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Map of trails in Bolinas
Top trails (14)
#1 - Cataract Falls Trail
Mount Tamalpais Watershed
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Length: 3.3 mi • Est. 2 h 4 m
Cataract Falls is one of the most popular falls trails in Marin County within the San Francisco Bay Area. This is a great hike with scattered cascading waterfalls along the entirety of the trail. The Show more
#2 - Alamere Falls via Coast Trail from Palomarin Trailhead [CLOSED]
Point Reyes National Seashore
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Length: 13.8 mi • Est. 6 h 53 m
Note: This trail is currently closed due to COVID-19. Alamere Falls is a tidefall waterfall that flows into the ocean in Point Reyes National Seashore, northwest of San Francisco in Marin County. ThiShow more
#3 - Teixeira, Ridge and Olema Valley Trail
Golden Gate National Recreation Area
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Length: 9.6 mi • Est. 4 h 57 m
Teixeira, Ridge and Olema Valley Trail is a 9.6 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Bolinas, California that features a river and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiShow more
#4 - McCurdy Trail
Golden Gate National Recreation Area
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Length: 5.1 mi • Est. 3 h 3 m
Hike up the McCrudy trail to Bolinas Ridge for stunning views and sunsets.Show more
#5 - Glen Camp via Alamere Falls
Phillip Burton Wilderness Area
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Length: 7.9 mi • Est. 4 h 7 m
This is a backpacking route that goes from the Alamere Falls parking area, to Alamere Falls, then continues along the beach to. Then the route cuts back inland and eventually reaches Glen Camp. If youShow more
#6 - Coast Trail to Wildcat Camp [CLOSED]
Point Reyes National Seashore
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Length: 11.1 mi • Est. 5 h 40 m
A beautiful hike along the coastal bluffs to the serene Wildcat camp Take the Coastal trail for the entirety of the Hike. Return via the way you came.Show more
#7 - Coast Trail to Bass Lake [CLOSED]
Point Reyes National Seashore
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Length: 6 mi • Est. 2 h 57 m
Hike along the stunningly beautiful Coastal Trail and cool your feet in Bass Lake.Show more
#8 - Coast Trail and Lake Ranch Trail Loop
Phillip Burton Wilderness Area
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Length: 16.6 mi • Est. 8 h 28 m
Visitors can reserve campsites online and pick up the camping permit at the Bear Valley Visitor Center. Begin at the Palomarin Trailhead where you'll follow the Coast Trail before bearing right onto Show more
#9 - Coast Trail: Palomarin Beach to Limantour Beach [CLOSED]
Point Reyes National Seashore
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Length: 15.6 mi • Est. 7 h 46 m
Backpacking the Coast Trail in Point Reyes from the Palomarin Trailhead to Limantour Beach. The trip can be done in two or three days depending on how slow you want to take it. Nearly the whole trip fShow more
#10 - Lake Ranch Trail [CLOSED]
Point Reyes National Seashore
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Length: 8.6 mi • Est. 4 h 23 m
Hike around Ocean Lake via the Ocean Lake Loop From the Palomarin Trail Staging Area take the Coast TrailShow more
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