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Marin Headlands

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Address: Golden Gate National Recreation Area, CA 94965
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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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Fantastic Beautiful Place to Visit

The Marin Headland is a stunning place. What especially endeared it to me, aside from the lovely views of San Francisco Bay, we're the wonderful, stately redwood forests. We... read more

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The Marin Headland is a stunning place. What especially endeared it to me, aside from the lovely views of San Francisco Bay, we're the wonderful, stately redwood forests. We rented bikes in SF and cycled across the bridge to see the Marin Headland. It's a lovely way to see the place, trekking a little through the forests. The trees are... More 

Thank Bozeman-Dublin
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Nice for a drive or short walk around the area, but this place get's pretty busy during the day. Try some of the side trails.

Thank Mike S
Ormond Beach, Florida
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful area and we were especially happy that we didn't go to the Headlands during high season as the traffic must be horrendous then. A lot of the roads had barriers along the outer road which we thought was because of landslides. No, we learned it was to keep traffic moving and not allowing folks to stop and admire the... More 

Thank Susan M
Petaluma, California
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We love to hike in the Marin Headlands. The trails are wide and well organized, but do expect elevation gain if you wander off the Tennessee Valley trail. Wildflowers bloom early here due to the open landscape. Fantastic San Francisco Bay views, historical gun bunkers, and endless ocean vistas from the ridge trails. Parking can be challenging, but once on... More 

Thank pfefmeister
St. Gallen, Switzerland
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing view on the skyline of San Fransisco also nice if you want to do a little exercice with the bike

Thank NicolasR_1983
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Reviewed March 18, 2017 via mobile

If you want those stunning post card photos and breathtaking views of the Golden Gate Bridge this is the place to go!

Thank eagleroady
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Reviewed March 16, 2017 via mobile

The views are great of the bridge and coastline / Bay area .You can see the city if the fog has lifted. Make the drive

Thank Jennifer A
Annandale, Virginia
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Reviewed March 10, 2017 via mobile

A great place to take family, friends, a date, ... whomever for a beautiful walk along the shore with some spectacular views. Head to the beach where the sand is really very small rocks. The shore must be protected enough that the rocks have not been crushed into sand. Great location!

Thank SJRamz
Jordan, Minnesota
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Reviewed March 5, 2017

Wonderful views of San Francisco and the Golden Gate Bridge as well as out over the Pacific Ocean. History buffs will enjoy the old gun batteries of Fort Barry and Fort Crawford. The Nike Missile Site is open some days and is a good visit as well. If you like animals, then a visit to the Marine Mammal Center is... More 

Thank Terry W
Louisville, Kentucky
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Reviewed February 28, 2017

Lots of hiking trails available to roam. I stopped in the Visitor Center and browsed the historical pieces of how Marin Headlands became Recreation land. The Marine Mammal Center is a great stop for adults and children alike who have an appreciation for sea life. Great views of the ocean while walking up the trail to visit Point Bonita Lighthouse.

Thank Delana G

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