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

WHERE YOUTH BECOME LEADERS

The Golden Gate Bridge seen from Fort Baker.

OUR BEAUTIFUL BRIDGE

Baby foxes in Muir Woods

PARK WILDLIFE ENCOUNTER?

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Your year-end gift doubled: up to $250,000!

East Beach at Crissy Field

CRISSY FIELD'S NEXT CHAPTER

Park stewardship at Mori Point, gardener holding plants

BE A PARK HERO

Observing raptors from the top of Hawk Hill

FIND A NEW MOUNTAIN

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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

Make a special year-end gift and it will DOUBLE up to $250,000!

Make a special year-end donation to the parks today to help us restore native plants, 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

Stunning visuals at Sutro Baths art event

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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Park Stories

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Volunteers Working in Black Point Historic Gardens
Tue, Nov 19 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...

A group collects seed in a grassland. A volunteer holds a tray of seeds.
Tue, Nov 19 10:00am-2:00pm
Marin Headlands
Volunteer

Marin Headlands Nursery

Learn to grow and care for native plants while helping to preserve and restore your national park.

Wed, Nov 20 8:00am-12:00pm
Alcatraz
Volunteer

Alcatraz Historic Gardens

Help restore and maintain gardens once tended by the island’s military and penitentiary residents—add life, color, and vibrancy to the Rock...