Activities in the Parks

Can’t Choose Your Own Adventure? Start Here and Go!


With hundreds of miles of trails threading through 37 distinct sites across 80,000 acres of the Golden Gate National Parks, it can be hard to decide where to go and what to do. Let the Parks Conservancy’s experts be your guide! We’ve carefully curated our favorite hikes, walks, and excursions to share with you and your loved ones. There’s something (and some place) for everyone! We reveal some of the natural wonders and historical highlights you’ll experience along the way, but there are plenty more surprises for you to discover. So browse below, then grab your boots and backpack. Your national parks are waiting.

View overlooking Fort Baker and the Golden Gate


3.20 miles round-trip
Hike the trails in and around Fort Baker —home to the endangered Mission blue butterfly—and take in spectacular vistas of the bay and the Golden Gate Bridge .
Kite-flying at Fort Baker
Difficulty: Easiest


0.77 miles round-trip
Tucked almost directly beneath the Golden Gate Bridge , this former army post is on the threshold of the dramatic coastline of the Marin Headlands .

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