The Golden Gate Bridge seen from Fort Baker.

OUR BEAUTIFUL BRIDGE

Inspiring Young Emerging Leaders (I-YEL) program participants.

WHERE YOUTH BECOME LEADERS

Park stewardship at Mori Point, gardener holding plants

BE A PARK HERO

We need your help to conserve coastal parks, build trails, protect endangered species, and introduce kids to the wonders of nature.

HELP CONSERVE COASTAL PARKS

East Beach at Crissy Field

CRISSY FIELD'S NEXT CHAPTER

Observing raptors from the top of Hawk Hill

FIND A NEW MOUNTAIN

Baby foxes in Muir Woods

PARK WILDLIFE ENCOUNTER?

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There’s lots to celebrate with friends and family this holiday season, especially our region’s spectacular trails!

We’ve got you covered: Check out our picks for top trails with family in the Golden Gate National Parks, great accessible trails, or try San Francisco’s new Crosstown Trail. Whichever trail you choose, remember trail etiquette and start with our trail data. We hope you and your loved ones enjoy hitting the trail!

The Alcatraz water tower is a 250,000 gallon elevated steel water tank designed in 1939 by the Chicago Bridge and Iron Works.

50 years since Indian Occupation

These events mark the anniversary of the historic 19-month occupation of Alcatraz.

Eloy Martinez, third from right, at an event on Alcatraz.

First Person: Q&A with an Occupier

Eloy Martinez on potlaches, dancing, and activism during the Alcatraz occupation.

Featured Events

Help Conserve Coastal Parks!

We need your help to conserve coastal parks, build trails, protect endangered species, and introduce kids to the wonders of nature.

Lainie Motamedi, left, and Park Ranger Katlyn Grubb ride out from the Horse Mounted Patrol Stables in the Marin Headlands.
How to Help

Saddle up with the most unique volunteers in the GGNRA

The Mounted Horse Patrol in the Marin Headlands helps parkgoers and keeps parks safe, but recently lost a beloved member. Here's how you can help.

Musician Andy Meyerson wears an elaborate costume with a cello floating in Sutro Baths.
Tremble Staves

Unique Art in the Parks event at Sutro Baths

Baquiano Trail up Sweeney Ridge
Wonderful Views

Discover a new spot with great views

Alcatraz Island Park Store
Visit the Alcatraz Park store

Discover history: Visit the Alcatraz Park store

Before-and-after images crissy field
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Crissy Field: Before and after its transformation

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Volunteers Working in Black Point Historic Gardens
Tue, Nov 12 9:00am-12:00pm
Fort Mason
Volunteer

Black Point Historic Gardens

Help us restore the long-neglected gardens of East Black Point, a spectacular park site tucked away above the bustling San Francisco...

Habitat Restoration in Tennessee Valley
Tue, Nov 12 10:00am-2:00pm
Tennessee Valley
Volunteer

Habitat Restoration Team

Help restore and protect critical natural areas from the Marin Headlands to Bolinas Ridge.

Nature Journal Club
Tue, Nov 12 12:30pm-2:00pm
Crissy Field
Class/Workshop, Nature/Science, Park Academy

Nature Journal Club: Level Up Your Nature Journal!

Join the Nature Journal Club for a 1.5 hour workshop on an important fundamental skill in building your field sketching skills! November's...