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Marin Headlands

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Address: Golden Gate National Recreation Area, CA 94965
Phone Number: 415-331-1540
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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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Coastal Marin Headlands Hike from San Francisco
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Great views of Golden Gate Bridge and back towards San Francisco

Drove back into San Francisco from Napa Valley and stopped in Sausalito and on into the Marin Headlands - jaw-dropping views of Golden Gate Bridge and San Francisco. We had some... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Drove back into San Francisco from Napa Valley and stopped in Sausalito and on into the Marin Headlands - jaw-dropping views of Golden Gate Bridge and San Francisco. We had some fog, some clouds, some sunshine.....typical Bay Area day! The viewpoints were busy with lots of tourists, many international. It's too bad they can't clean up the restrooms, overlook areas... More 

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Atlanta, GA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Love the winding road with amazing views. You do have to watch traffic to find parking at overlooks. I went on Tuesday afternoon and still busy especially at the lower overlooks. Drive down to lighthouse was great. Pictures are great so bring camera. Windy and cold...be prepared. Well worth the time.

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Durham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This park area on the north side of the Golden Gate Bridge is lovely. However, most visitors park within one mile of leaving the bridge to take a a photograph and then turn back. Definitely stop for photographs with everyone else, but then carry on along the one way road which winds along the coast line dramatically. There is more... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The road up to the highest point is quite curvy and dangerously close to the edge of a mountain, but the view once you get higher up is totally worth it! Unfortunately, we went on a day where thick fog was rolling in at the higher elevation of the mountain, so we didn't get to see the bridge initially. But,... More 

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What a great place to see San Francisco from high atop the Golden Gate Bridge. The best vista ever! Bring a good jacket as it gets very windy and cold!

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San Jose, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was trying to get to the other side (northwest) of Golden Gate bridge to avoid the crowds and ended up at the visitor center of Marin Headlands. This turned out to be a good thing and we ended up hiking to Rodeo Beach. It's 1.5 miles round trip from the visitor center. The trail is well paved and surrounded... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016

We had a lovely, but short, visit to the Marin Headlands. Snapped some lovely pictures and enjoyed the scenic vistas and nature. Definitely spend a lot of time here if you have the opportunity - lots of great hiking and other outdoor adventure opportunities!

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San Rafael, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016 via mobile

The Headlands are one of the most beautiful places in California. Insanely beautiful trails and views of SF and the bay. Rock geeks - you'll be in heaven. Pillow basalt, limestone, oceanic plate scraped off to form the Headlands as the plate sub ducted under the land. San Andres fault goes through it. You can see the fault at certain... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016 via mobile

Went here at dusk and as it got darker the views got better and better. There are about five or six view points looking across the Golden Gate Bridge with the city in the background. It's absolutely stunning. The road is windy and parking is limited so be careful as cars just pull up and stop. At night when we... More 

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Windsor, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016

The Marin Headlands is always one of the first places we take visitors visiting us, usually after picking them up from SFO and driving back home (Sonoma County). The views here are truly spectacular, I honestly don't thing you could design a better spot for views of the Golden Gate Bridge, the city of San Francisco and the entire bay.... More 

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