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The Coastal Trail is the 28-mile coastline of the Golden Gate National...

The Coastal Trail is the 28-mile coastline of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area.

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We went for a walk along the Coastal Trail on a gorgeous Saturday afternoon. The sun was warm and the cool breeze made for an ideal combination. We weren't going for the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 29, 2016
StuartGustafson
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Boise, Idaho
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Aiea, Hawaii
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016

On the spur of the moment, we decided to avoid the crowds at Golden Gate Park (Bay to Breakers Run) by checking out the Coastal Trail and were not disappointed. It was not crowded and we were able to enjoy the wonderful views of the Pacific Ocean and Golden Gate Bridge in a peaceful setting. The trail also took us... More 

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Boise, Idaho
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016

We went for a walk along the Coastal Trail on a gorgeous Saturday afternoon. The sun was warm and the cool breeze made for an ideal combination. We weren't going for the aggressive hike, just a nice casual stroll, taking some photos along the way. The views to the ocean and the Golden Gate Bridge are beautiful and it's a... More 

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Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2016

Exploring the coastal trail was a great way to start off our visit to SF. We started our walk at the Cliff House and Sutro Baths and I quickly fell in love with the story of millionaire Adolf Sutro who bought up 22 acres of land in the 1880's to provide a beautiful area of recreation for the public. He... More 

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San Francisco, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2016

Such amazing views! The ruggedness of the land, the roiling water, the tang of the salt air, and the swirling flocks of pelicans made this such a special event. And it's on daily! Enjoy!

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Thank William M
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2016 via mobile

Watch the surf hit the rocky shore through cypress trees and winding, twisting paths, this trail offers a great way to see the city from afar but still within easy reach. Surprisingly natural experience in this man-made jungle.

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Thank PlatinumHoney
San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015

Wonderful and easy hike along the shore trail. Different levels for different views and great views of the golden gate bridge.

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015

Take the 38 Geary bus to The Seal Rock Inn. Sutro Heights Park is right there. There are brilliant iews fromthe park that overlook the vista of Ocean Beach. Then you can cross the road and visit the Visitors Centre and walk the Coastal trail back along the coastline towards the GG Bridge. I'd advise proper walking shoes as there... More 

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Turlock, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

When I first read about this hike, and its location, I was not expecting something as nice as this. This was a wonderful hike that anyone could make it as short as you want to as long as you want. We decided to start at the Cliff House and walked all the way across the Golden Gate Bridge and back.... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015 via mobile

Came here in the late afternoon to hike and catch the sunset. It's definitely one of the highlights of my stay in San Fransisco. There were hardly any other people (Thursday afternoon) and the photo ops were much better than at the viewing point on the North end of the bridge.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

We found this completely by accident. We'd made our way through Haight-Ashbury, walked half of Golden gate Park, and took a bus the rest of the way, so we could put our feet in the Pacific ocean. We noticed the Cliff House, and decided to walk up, have a beer to rest our feet, and then find a bus back... More 

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