Moderate

Path winding through Rancho Corral de Tierra
Trail
Difficulty: Moderate

Length

5.99 miles round-trip
The Spine Trail is a great way to experience the remoteness and wild beauty of Rancho Corral de Tierra . Park along Etheldore Street, then hoof it down Ranch Road toward the Ember Ridge Equestrian Center (don't disturb the horses...or the staff, please!). Find the signs for the Spine Trail,...
Baquiano Trail up Sweeney Ridge
Trail
Difficulty: Moderate

Length

2.22 miles round-trip
Driving up to the parking area is steep, and it's a premonition of what the trail will be like. You guessed it, the ascent will be too. However, switchbacks make the climb much easier. Near the top of the ridge, it flattens out and becomes a fire road. Be sure...
Dog walker takes her leashed dog through Oakwood Valley
Trail
Difficulty: Moderate

Length

2.58 miles round-trip
The trail loop begins on the single-track Oakwood Valley Trail and finishes on the broad Fire Road Trail.
Gradual descent to the surf at China Beach
Trail
Difficulty: Moderate

Length

0.11 miles round-trip
Access to the beach is via a paved drive or stairway down from the parking lot to water level.
Mission blue butterfly
Trail
Difficulty: Moderate

Length

1.20 miles round-trip
Surrounded by urban development in Pacifica, Milagra Ridge forms what biologists call an island ecosystem. Despite this isolation, this 250-acre park hosts a surprising diversity of natural resources. It is home to threatened and endangered species like the mission blue and San Bruno elfin butterflies.
Muir Beach Overlook
Trail
Difficulty: Moderate

Length

0.02 miles round-trip
This trail to the Muir Beach Overlook offers breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean and Marin County coastline.
Poppies overlooking Fort Cronkhite and Rodeo Beach
Trail
Difficulty: Moderate

Length

2.96 miles round-trip
During the Cold War, anti-aircraft missile stations were constructed on the northern and southern sides of Rodeo Lagoon in the Marin Headlands . Radar sites were placed atop Hawk Hill and Hill 88. When the military decommissioned these stations, they left the remnants of the buildings and structures in place...
Golden Gate Bridge views from the paths at Fort Mason
Trail
Difficulty: Moderate

Length

0.82 miles round-trip
This segment of the Bay Trail, skirting the northern edge of Fort Mason , features lovely Golden Gate Bridge vistas and an overhead view of the piers and buildings of lower Fort Mason, the port of embarkation from which 1.6 million military personnel shipped out to the Pacific Theater in...
Tennessee Valley Trail is perfect for the whole family
Trail
Difficulty: Moderate

Length

3.40 miles round-trip
Tennessee Valley is an amazing offshoot of the Marin Headlands , with hiking trails that suit the whole family. The Tennessee Valley Trail is mostly level; it begins at the parking area and travels 1.7 miles to Tennessee Beach. For the more adventurous hiker, there are a number of other...