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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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Unmatched views of the Golden Gate

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 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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Atlanta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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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Rochester, MN
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016 via mobile

If you can catch a mostly clear day this is the place to see and photograph the Golden Gate Bridge with the city and bay behind it. Great little drive along the coast beyond the Headlands views . We saw the lighthouse and harbor seals. Also could watchseveral whales

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Huntersville, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016

...You Can See Forever! Appropriate song lyrics for the fabulous views out to the Pacific Ocean and San Francisco and the Golden Gate Bridge. A clear day is when you want to go there, but keep in mind the fog changes sometimes hourly!! It's tricky to get here, just enter Marin Headlands, Sausalito into your search bar. Also stop at... More 

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Los Altos, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2016

Every time someone comes to visit us in the SF bay area, they must see the Golden Gate bridge, and the view across from the Marin headlands is THE PLACE to see it.

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