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Best trails in Sausalito

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Looking for a great trail near Sausalito, California? AllTrails has 69 great hiking trails, trail running trails, mountain biking 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 San Bruno Mountain State Park, we've got you covered. You'll also find some great local park options, like McNee Ranch or Huddart Park. Ready for some activity? There are 47 moderate trails in Sausalito ranging from 1 to 26.1 miles and from 9 to 1,482 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 Sausalito
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#1 - Rodeo Beach Coastal Trail Loop
Golden Gate National Recreation Area
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Length: 4.8 mi • Est. 2 h 35 m
The coastal Trail follow the bluffs above the Pacific Ocean. Great views for sunsets, remember a camera for this picturesque hike. Take the Coastal trail to the Miwok trail for unbelievable views of the Pacific Ocean and Rodeo Beach. Although steep, this hike is worth the effort.Show more
#2 - Tennessee Valley Trail
Marin Headlands
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Length: 3.4 mi • Est. 1 h 29 m
Note: As of October 2020, due to aggressive coyotes in the area Tennessee Beach closes at 5pm. Please do not feed the wildlife and if a coyote approaches, yell, wave your arms, and chase it away. This is a great route that offers beautiful views of the ocean and the rolling hills of the Tennessee Valley. A great place for trail running and a short mountain biking ride. This place is a chaparral habitat for bands of roaming coyotes and home to bobcats and deer! Show more
#3 - Coastal Trail, Miwok Trail, and Bonita Lighthouse Loop
Golden Gate National Recreation Area
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Length: 8.5 mi • Est. 4 h 23 m
NOTE: No dogs on the Point Bonita Trail portion leading to the lighthouse. The Point Bonita Lighthouse is only open Sun-Mon 1230p-330p.Show more
#4 - Kirby Cove
Golden Gate National Recreation Area
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Length: 3 mi • Est. 1 h 35 m
Kirby Cove is part of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area, in the Marin Headlands, just west of the Golden Gate Bridge and is located eight miles north of downtown San Francisco, at historic Battery Kirby. The moderate 2 mile round-trip trail and cove offer views of San Francisco, the Golden Gate Bridge and the northern California Pacific Coast. The Cove features a pristine coarse-sand beach with great views - when it's not foggy - of the Golden Gate Bridge and northern San Francisco. The steep, mile-long trail to the cove begins at the parking area above Battery Spencer on Conzelman Road. The path descends through Monterrey pines and cypress, Blue Gum eucalyptus, coastal sage and colorful Lupine along the hillsides. Temperatures are usually between 50-55 degrees for the lows and 60-65 for the highs. Fog is prevalent in the summer months from May-Sept. Hiking, picnicking and taking in the awesome views from Kirby Cove are the park's most popular activities. Battery Kirby is a historic army battery used from 1898-1934. Kirby Cove offers four overnight camping sites and one day-use picnic site, all reached via driving the steep access road. The day-use site is available as an accessible camping/picnic site to persons with physical disabilities. Campsites are available for use only by prior reservation but anyone can walk down the road to enjoy the vistas and picnic on the bluffs or beach. Show more
#5 - Muir Beach to Rodeo Beach
Golden Gate National Recreation Area
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Length: 11.3 mi • Est. 6 h 53 m
As of July 01, 2020, users have reported that the Pirates Cove trail is closed for maintenance, but you can take a brief detour on the Coastal Trail. Please see the park's website for up to date information before visiting. A beautiful trek along the Coastal Trail. Enjoy scenic views of the Marin Headlands and the Pacific Ocean. This incredibly beautiful hike will lead you alongside the bluffs from Muir Beach to Rodeo Beach.Show more
#6 - Slacker Hill Trail
Golden Gate National Recreation Area
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Length: 1 mi • Est. 38 m
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 anymoreShow more
#7 - Point Bonita Lighthouse
Golden Gate National Recreation Area
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Length: 1 mi • Est. 31 m
This short trail from the parking lot offers spectacular views on the Pacific Cliffs. Point Bonita Lighthouse, located at the South Western tip of the Marin headlands, is an active lighthouse with a rich history. The lighthouse was the 3rd lighthouse on the West Coast and was first built in 1855. The Lighthouse is only open Sundays and Mondays with limited hours. When the gates are open, the Lighthouse is open. Accessibility: The trail is paved and is typically at least three feet wide. Users have reported it is narrow for passing with strollers or wheelchairs in some places. The estimated average grade is 4% and the max grade is 12% so there are some steep sections. The steepest section is at about 0.2 miles. Wheelchair, mobility equipment, or stroller users may find the full trail too steep to do without assistance.Show more
#8 - Coastal and Fox Trails Loop
Golden Gate National Recreation Area
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Length: 6.3 mi • Est. 3 h 32 m
The Coastal Trail offers picturesque views of the Pacific Ocean. Hike up from Muir Beach all the way to Muir Woods. From the Muir Beach parking area take the first left and continue on the Coastal TrailShow more
#9 - Battery Spencer Trail
Golden Gate National Recreation Area
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Length: 0.5 mi • Est. 14 m
#10 - Rodeo Valley Loop and Slacker Hill
Golden Gate National Recreation Area
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Length: 6 mi • Est. 3 h 10 m
This loop has a slow, meandering (and downhill) start, but it is worth it for the crescendo of views towards the end of the trail, with an expansive view from the East Bay to Alcatraz, San Francisco, and the Golden Gate Bridge. Lunch atop Slacker Hill is a must. Dogs are allowed on parts of this trail, but not on the entire loop.Show more
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