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Nature blessed us. The Golden Gate National Parks stretch 70 miles north and south of the Golden Gate, creating a 80,400 acre greenbelt along the Pacific. The Parks are home to ancient redwoods, historic landmarks, miles of trails, dramatic shorelines, rare and endangered species, a lush coastal wilderness, jaw dropping vistas. They are an endless source of adventure and inspiration.

This is the most visited area in the National Parks Service. Come experience this spectacular coastline that truly defines the San Francisco Bay Area.

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Fort Point National Historic Site underneath the Golden Gate Bridge
Parks
San Francisco
You are likely to award this National Historic Site as having the most astonishing view of the Golden Gate Bridge. A Civil War-era brick fort, it lies directly below the southern end of the span. Check for tours, especially candlelight evening ones, and annual Civil War reenactments. Interestingly, no military...
Gerbode Valley
Parks
Marin County
Attention, hikers. This wide-open valley through the rolling Marin Headlands is ALL views. Its five-mile loop connects to a network of other trails that rise and fall gently through grassland and coastal chaparral. Hikers, cyclists, and equestrians share Gerbode Valley.
A night time perspective
Parks
San Francisco
Yes, it's even more awesome than you imagined. Since it opened in 1937, this 1.7-mile suspension span between San Francisco and Marin counties has become one of the most beloved bridges in the world. A work of art, an engineering marvel, and an American icon, the Bridge is flanked on...
Hawk Hill
Parks
Marin County
Watch hawks trace circles in the sky from rolling hills in the Marin Headlands. Besides its wide-screen 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 and also provides habitat for the Mission blue...
Cloud hovers over the Golden Gate Bridge
Parks
Marin County
No beach in the world has a view like this. From its sandy shore just west of the north side of the Golden Gate Bridge, look east to a stunning panorama of the city. The mile-long path to Kirby Cove is steep, passing through eucalyptus groves. Limited parking. Camping reservations...
Lands End
Parks
San Francisco
At every turn of the trail on this wild and rocky northwestern corner of San Francisco, there is another stunning vista. Along the way you'll see hillsides of cypress and wildflowers, views of old shipwrecks, access to the epic ruins of Sutro Baths, pocket beaches, and a new Lookout Visitor...

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