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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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Muir Woods walk
Parks
Marin County
People do not just visit Muir Woods. They come from around the globe to pay homage to nature in this cathedral of redwoods. The trees' ages range from 400 to 800 years, their height up to 250 feet. Flat easy trails loop through the groves and across creeks. Muir Woods...
Walking the dog in Oakwood Valley
Parks
Marin County
On a clear day you can see as far as Point Reyes from this park adjacent to the Marin Headlands. Trails loop through groves of eucalyptus and bay laurel. In the spring you will find lupine and California poppies. In summer, the grasses turn golden, and by late summer you...
Fire pits at Ocean Beach
Parks
San Francisco
Picture a 3.5-mile stretch of white beach with few tourists and no highrises. It's just you and the waves and the seabirds at Ocean Beach, on the westernmost border of San Francisco, adjacent to Golden Gate Park. Great for strolling and flying kites, but the water is frigid and the...
Welcome to Olema Valley
Parks
Marin County
You're in another world here, a picture-perfect rural valley bordering both the Golden Gate National Parks and Point Reyes National Seashore. This pastoral landscape stretches for nine miles, its ribbon of Highway 1 unspooling between the slopes of Bolinas and Inverness Ridge. Here you have an opportunity to experience two...
Redwoods in Phleger Estate
Parks
San Mateo County
See a verdant redwood forest reborn here at the southern tip of the Golden Gate National Parks. This tranquil park was once severely logged and century-old redwood stumps and remnants of steam mills are still in evidence.
Tour at the Point Bonita Lighthouse
Parks
Marin County
Yes, this lighthouse at the southwest tip of the Marin Headlands is still active and maintained by the U.S. Coast Guard. Getting there is a challenge. Parking is limited and the 0.5-mile walk is steep and precarious. This spot, at the "world's end," is ruggedly beautiful. Nearby, old army buildings...

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