Asphalt

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 .
Crissy Field Overlook
trail
Difficulty: Easiest

Length

1.36 miles round-trip
As its name suggests, this trail offers more of a leisurely promenade than a strenuous hike. But its 2.1-mile-long distance covers a vast swath of Presidio history; connecting the Lombard Gate and the Golden Gate Bridge Welcome Center , this trail offers a fantastic overview of the Presidio's past, present,...
Rodeo Lagoon view toward Marin Headlands Visitor Center
trail
Difficulty: Easiest

Length

3.18 miles round-trip
Rodeo Lagoon offers habitat for birds, butterflies, and bobcats—as well as miles of backcountry and coastal trails.
Muir Beach Overlook
trail
Difficulty: Moderate

Length

0.02 miles round-trip
This trail to the Muir Beach Overlook offers breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean and Marin County coastline.
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...
Sweeney Ridge
trail

Length

6.70 miles round-trip
A short drive south of San Francisco, Sweeney Ridge Trail offers great views of the coast. The trail is a combination of paved and dirt fire roads, with about 600 feet of elevation gain for a high point of 1,213 feet.
Visitors cross the bridge to Point Bonita Light
trail
Difficulty: Easiest

Length

1.10 miles round-trip
The walk down to Point Bonita Lighthouse is a hallmark Bay Area experience that offers panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean and the Golden Gate Bridge .
Ranger-led hike through Mori Point
trail
Difficulty: Easiest

Length

1.10 miles round-trip
Visit a beautiful part of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area in a loop easily accessible by car, bike, and SamTrans bus lines. This area was improved with the help of community volunteers and is a showcase of restored native plants and wildlife habitat.