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Address: Golden Gate National Recreation Area, CA 94965
Phone Number: 415-331-1540
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Activities: Hiking, Walking, Running
Description: Located at the Point Bonita Lighthouse, these headlands offer a suspension...
Located at the Point Bonita Lighthouse, these headlands offer a suspension bridge and hiking trail.
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Amazing views into the San Francisco Bay from the top

A beautiful way to spend the day climbing up the hills to the top, taking in the views, and exploring the beach. A wonderful birding spot as well.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 14, 2015
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Moab, Utah
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

You can hike here, go biking. If you want wonderful views of the Golden gate Bridge and the San Francisco bay area then this is a great place to visit and it has a lot of greenery.

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Vacaville, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

We took our son when he was little and this trip we took his daughter. So much to see and explore. We started at a vista point were we stopped to look at the Golden Gate Bridge and take pictures. Our next stop was the Visitor Center where the Ranger was very helpful in suggesting things of interest to do... More 

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Moab, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

A beautiful way to spend the day climbing up the hills to the top, taking in the views, and exploring the beach. A wonderful birding spot as well.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Among the busy roads and buses crowded with tourists spotting the Golden Gate bridge from Vista point I decided to go with the car taking a deviation heading towards Marin headlines crossing under the 101 and I was not dissappointed. On top of very nice trails for hiking, you can get the best views of the Golden Gate from here... More 

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Classic City, GA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Beautiful views by car of SF and GGB but the hiking and exploring by car and foot make this a very worthwhile visit. See if you can find the lighthouse.

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Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Stop by here and check it out. Also check out the Marin Headlands visitor center; they have some neat souvenirs.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Marin Headlands, formerly a US Army Base, is part of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area. It stretches about one mile by two miles. Marin Stagecoach (route 61) provides bus transit from Marin City to Stimson Beach traversing the Panoramic Highway. The 8:20 AM bus gives plenty of time for a day hike to return by the 5:45 bus out... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

If you are visiting San Francisco and looking for a great time outside the city you must go here! Its right past the Golden Gate Bridge. The views are amazing and there's a lot of places to explore, definitely don't miss this place!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

There is so much to do at the Marin Headlands. You can visit the Marine Mammal Center,and the Point Bonita Lighthouse. Lots of hiking trails, beautiful views of San Francisco, the ocean and if you're there more for the relaxing, bring a blanket or a chair and enjoy Rodeo Beach. The Missile Silo is very interesting and the many batteries... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

We took a drive to Marin Headlands on a perfect Spring day. The view is incredible & quite different from the usual spots to see the city of San Francisco & Golden Gate Bridge. It's not so crowded & there are lots of places to stop along the road. We called in at the Marin Headlands Visitor Center & were... More 

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