Easiest

Fog rolls over the Marin Headlands
trail
Difficulty: Easiest

Length

3.26 miles round-trip
This trail segment, technically part of the Coastal Trail, takes visitors past jaw-dropping views of the Marin Headlands and valleys, on the way to a beautiful lookout point and, beyond that, Black Sands Beach. In the spring, you're treated to a stunning trailside display of wildflowers. But always be prepared...
Visitors stroll through Muir Woods
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Difficulty: Easiest

Length

1.41 miles round-trip
Most hikers utilize this trail to complete the shorter loop through the Muir Woods National Monument . This direction is a gradual climb and connects with the Redwood Creek Trail at the end of the valley. Expect a good amount of traffic going in both directions. The trail is well-maintained...
Trail work on the Heather Cutoff Trail on National Trails Day
trail
Difficulty: Easiest

Length

2.67 miles round-trip
Start at the southern end of the Coastal South Trail and head east. The trail starts out dropping on a fairly straight trail. Soon, the very tight switchbacks will start and continue, and proceed until you are dropped out in a flat field. Head to your right, looking for a...
GGRO Hawkwatchers spy the skies from Hawk Hill
trail
Difficulty: Easiest

Length

0.21 miles round-trip
Watch hawks trace circles in the sky from rolling hills in the Marin Headlands . Besides its widescreen vistas of the Pacific and the Golden Gate, Hawk Hill offers fascinating wildlife experiences. It is the best place to witness the fall raptor migration with the Golden Gate Raptor Observatory ,...
Green Gulch Farm
trail
Difficulty: Easiest

Length

2.82 miles round-trip
To get to the trailhead, you'll need to make your way into the Green Gulch Farm. Go past the left side of the farm, and you'll start an ascent. You'll be working around to the eastern slope of the hill, then as you come back around toward the west you'll...
Golden Gate Bridge views from the paths at Fort Mason
trail
Difficulty: Easiest

Length

0.67 miles round-trip
From Golden Gate National Recreation Area headquarters at Fort Mason (the big, green-roofed building), follow the winding, paved pathway across the Great Meadow...beloved by locals as one of San Francisco's most popular "backyards." On sunny weekends, you'll find its grassy expanses covered by San Franciscans lounging, picknicking, and soaking up...
View over Fort Cronkhite and Rodeo Beach
trail
Difficulty: Easiest

Length

0.39 miles round-trip
Located in the Marin Headlands north of Rodeo Lagoon , Fort Cronkhite is a former World War II military post that stands at the edge of the Pacific Ocean. Fort Cronkhite is one of the few examples of these World War II "mobilization posts" remaining in the country. The fort's...
Ember Ridge Ranch in Rancho Corral de Tierra
trail
Difficulty: Easiest

Length

1.74 miles round-trip
This access trail to Rancho Corral de Tierra connects visitors with the Spine Trail. Along the way, it takes visitors past the Ember Ridge Equestrian Center; you're free to look but please don't disturb the horses (or the staff!).
Cyclist rests by the trail through east Crissy Field
trail
Difficulty: Easiest

Length

0.21 miles round-trip
This short connector trail, lined by lovely trees, links the Mason Street bike path to the east Crissy Field parking area. It'll take you by Crissy Field Center , the Parks Conservancy's urban environmental education center in partnership with the National Park Service and Presidio Trust.
Bridge over the Crissy Field Marsh
trail
Difficulty: Easiest

Length

0.32 miles round-trip
This short trail takes visitors on a boardwalk across the Crissy Marsh, an essential feature of Crissy Field 's dramatic, community-powered transformation in 2001. Today, you'll pass through beautifully restored wildlife habitat and have a chance to see several species of waterbirds, including the majestic great egret.