Click the image to the right to plan your trip.

The Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy and the National Park Service urge visitors to use public transportation to get to the park’s many sites. A planning tool is integrated into the interactive map to the right.

Additional public transportation information is available from our Shuttle Services page. Among the services is the new Centennial Shuttle Program, an initiative providing free shuttle bus transportation to national park sites for communities in which transportation is a major barrier.

Advisory: Some of the sites in the Golden Gate National Parks experience significant congestion and lack of park parking during peak periods. See below for details.

Marin Headlands >>
This free shuttle operates each weekend through September. The shuttle picks up every thirty minutes from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. along Bunker Road, Field Road and Fort Baker. Stops include: Bay Area Discovery Museum, Smith Road trail head, Marine Mammal Center, Rodeo Beach, Visitor Center, Nike Missile Site, Battery Alexander and Point Bonita Lighthouse.

Muir Woods National Monument >>
Muir Woods experiences consistently heavy traffic congestion and parking problems during Saturdays and Sundays from 9 am–4 pm. Parking can be as far away from the park entrance as a mile and a half during these times. Please consider visiting during other days or times, use the Muir Woods Shuttle, or private tour operators.

Golden Gate Bridge Welcome Center>>
The Golden Gate Bridge has very high visitation, with very limited parking at the Welcome Center. Consider using public transit or a tour to visit. All Golden Gate Transit buses stop at this site.

Presidio & Crissy Field
The Presidio and Crissy Field have limited parking and high visitation, particularly on weekends. There are a number of public transit routes that provide access including MUNI and PresidiGo.

Other Park Sites >>
Other park sites that experience periodic congestion include Stinson Beach, Muir Beach, Ocean Beach, and some areas of the Marin Headlands.

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Transit & Trails >>
Find out ways to visit the park with this easy to use website, providing directions by walking, hiking, car, and/or bus to any trail system in any park.