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Ben Johnson Trail
trail
Difficulty: Easiest

Length

2.64 miles round-trip
One can start the hike to the Ben Johnson Trail through Muir Woods National Monument by either the Redwood Creek Trail or the Hillside Trail. The steep climb to the ridge snakes through the redwood forest and up through the fog-line onto the grassland and shrub-scaped top of Mount Tamalpais...
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...
Rendering of the proposed Marincello development in the Marin Headlands
trail

Length

2.90 miles round-trip
Named for an ill-fated residential development called Marincello, this trail tracks along what was supposed to be the main thoroughfare of the failed 1960s-era project. Here both the Pacific and the Bay are visible from the narrow ridgeback. Stay right on the rocky wide road down the short 0.3 mile...
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.
Bridge overlook off the Battery East Trail
trail
Difficulty: Easiest

Length

0.80 miles round-trip
One of the signature trail improvement projects of the Parks Conservancy, the multi-use Battery East Trail features eye-popping views of the soaring towers of the Golden Gate Bridge , as well as an overlook/seating area to admire the span and San Francisco Bay.
Golden Gate Bridge at sunrise from Kirby Cove
trail

Length

2.25 miles round-trip
The steep, mile-long trail to the cove begins at the parking area above Battery Spencer on Conzelman Road—eye-level with the Golden Gate Bridge 's towers—and descends through a grove of cypress, eucalyptus, and pine.
Kite-flying at Fort Baker
trail
Difficulty: Easiest

Length

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 .
Cyclists power forward along the Miwok Trail
trail
Difficulty: Very Strenuous

Length

15.91 miles round-trip
The long, snaking Miwok Trail winds from a trailhead at Tennessee Valley to a junction with the Redwood Creek Trail near Muir Woods . On this strenuous 10-mile-long path, visitors will enjoy wildflowers, great views, and some breathtaking climbs (both in scenery and in exertion!).
Fawn strikes a pose in the brush
trail
Difficulty: Easiest

Length

2.08 miles round-trip
While on the Fox Trail, breathing heavily as you reach the summit and its gorgeous views, you may notice a doe and her two fawns grazing in the grasslands.
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...