Hiking in Golden Gate National Parks

Ideas for specific hikes

hiking at Muir Woods

For many of us, hiking the sprawling and spectacular trail system at Golden Gate is how we experience the parks and encounter their many wonders. More than just a line through the woods or a swath across a bluff, trails are where we can marvel at nature, learn about culture, and understand history.

Tennessee Valley trail
  • Hikes
Tucked in the Marin Headlands, Tennessee Valley opens a clear plain to the ocean through the scrub and grasses.
Habitat restoration volunteers work on Alta Ridge
  • Hikes
Within the blissfully remote Marin Headlands, Tennessee Valley has become a prime destination spot for casual hikers, bikers, and riders.
Aerial view of the former Mill Valley Air Force Station atop West Peak
  • Birding
Enjoy views of Mt. Tam and the surrounding parklands on this scenic hike.

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