Point Bonita Trail


Visitors cross the bridge to Point Bonita Light

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. On the walk down, you'll pass a popular beach for sea lions to catch some sun. Expect moderate to heavy pedestrian traffic and limited parking. Be careful of the wind as you exit the tunnel and as you walk along the suspension bridge!



There is trailhead parking at Point Bonita including several ADA accessible spots.

An accessible restroom can be found at the Point Bonita parking area. There are no restrooms at the Point Bonita Lighthouse.

Drinking water is not available along the trail. Avoid becoming dehydrated or experiencing heat exhaustion. Drink plenty and drink often, pace yourself, take breaks in the shade, and eat salty snacks.

Dogs and Trail Etiquette

Please remain on the established trail. Off-trail travel harms plants and causes erosion. Keep your food within arm's reach at all times and do not feed the wildlife. Carry out all trash and food waste (fruit peels, shells, etc.).

No Pets and No Bikes allowed anywhere on the trail (including the paved path that leads to the tunnel). Pushing / walking alongside your bike is still not permitted. Bike racks are located at the trail head near the parking lot, please leave them here.


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1.10 miles round-trip

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Typical Tread Width

99 Inches

Minimum Tread Width

55 Inches

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