Morning Sun Trail


View of the Golden Gate from the Marin Headlands

Highway 101 lies just below this trail. Take your time and enjoy the views in the canyon as you make your way up the hill side, and look out over the bay as you follow numerous switchbacks.

Head up to the bench just to the right of the trail at the top. From here, slow down and breathe easier as you take in the sunrise. 

This trail demands your concentration going up or down. For such a short trail, it offers a lot of different views, and is an easy way to access the Alta Avenue Trail and Wolfback Ridge.


Elevation Profile

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Surface Category



0.71 miles round-trip

Elevation Gain

112.00 feet

Elevation Loss

-422.00 feet

Typical Tread Width

44 Inches

Minimum Tread Width

25 Inches

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Maximum Cross-Slope


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Maximum Grade