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Address: Golden Gate National Recreation Area, CA 94965
Phone Number: +1 415-331-1540

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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The views of the ocean. I think it is the Pacific.

This place has views that are outright awesome! If you come in one way it takes you to the "upper road' you will see the GG Bridge. Low road the ocean. Ultimate! Ft. Cronkite... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Livermore, California
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Livermore, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place has views that are outright awesome! If you come in one way it takes you to the "upper road' you will see the GG Bridge. Low road the ocean. Ultimate! Ft. Cronkite has the historic factor. The air is nice also! You will love this place. Surfer's I am sure will agree also!

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I don't know how we missed this place on the numerous times we have been in San Fransisco? On the way back from Napa, just as the sun was going down, we stopped off and went up Hawks Hill. The views get better and better, and it's a photographer's paradise! My shot was with an iPhone - just think what... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The only excuse for not spending time here is that you don't have a car. It's such an easy trip from San Fran and offers world class views, neat trails to interesting places, picnic spots, etc. Not to be missed!

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2016

We arrived here early on a late August morning. The weather was pleasant (not too sunny and not too cloudy) so we got to see a great view of the Golden Gate Bridge and all of the sailboats within the Bay. We also got to see (and walk on) Battery Mendell and Rodeo Beach before we left, both of which... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2016

Went to see the always packed scenic overlooks at the Marin Headlands Vista Points and then continued on the road down the steep hill and suddenly we felt completely alone on a Saturday evening as we ventured in and out of inlets and walks in the headlands. I kept saying to my wife and kids that it is almost impossible... More 

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Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016 via mobile

Not much to write about apart from stunning views of GG bridge and beyond well worth the 15 minutes across the bridge and up the hill

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Alexandria, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2016

Everyone talks up the views, but the hiking is amazing, as are the various 'attractions' scattered across the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy: there is the Marin Headlands Visitor Center, the SF-88 Nike Missile Site, Battery Townsley, considered the zenith of military technology in the 1940s, the Point Bonita Lighthouse; drive Conzelman Road from the northern foot of the Golden... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2016

We had a very foggy headlands hike and yet eerily beautiful. Of course, we would have loved to see the views, but you have to deal with the fog, too. Dress appropriately and you'll still have a great time. Challenging and fun.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016

Pretty much everyone knows about the views from the Headlands, but not everyone knows about Hawk Hill. The Golden Gate Raptor Observatory (GGRO) has been keeping track of the migration from here for 30+ years as a huge citizen science project. From mid August through early December, there will be volunteers there unless too much fog. You have to walk... More 

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Murrieta, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2016

You can enter the Marin Headlands from the 101, either north or south. As you climb the hill into the headlands there are numerous area to park and observe the GGB. Due to the popularity of this location, most spots are full and you will have to wait for a parking spot to park legally. As you continue up the... More 

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