Coastal Trail in Marin Headlands
11.5 miles     2600 ft
11 Mar 2012
Summary

A spectacular hike from the northern end of Golden Gate Bridge to Muir Beach.

Location: Marin Headlands

Elevation Profile
Trip Planning

Trail Maps

» Official Trail Map: Good map showing various trails.

Route

Route in brief: Follow the Coastal Trail all the way from the north of Golden Gate Bridge to Muir Beach. The hike goes through Rodeo Beach.

Notes: You may make the hike longer with side trips to Pirates Cove and Tennessee Cove — both are pretty awesome spots to visit. From Tennessee Cove, there is an unofficial but well maintained trail going up the hill lying to the north of Tennessee Cove. The views from the hill top are breathtaking. An unofficial trail continues northwards to join Coastal Trail.

Trailhead

Start Location

Location: Parking lot on Conzelman Road, close to Highway 101 . No street address. Parking area is visible in Google Maps if you zoom in sufficiently.

Google Maps:

Parking Fees: None (last visited: March 2012)

Capacity: About 40 cars.

Latitude: 37.832760     Longitude: -122.482238

End Location

Location: 200 Pacific Way, Sausalito, CA 94965 . Parking area is visible in Google Maps if you zoom in sufficiently.

Directions: From US-101 North, take exit 445B to merge onto CA-1 North towards Mill Valley / Stinson Beach. Continue 6 miles on CA-1 North, then turn left on Pacific Way and drive 0.2 miles to reach the parking lot for Muir Beach.

Google Maps:

Parking Fees: None (last visited: March 2012)

Capacity: Over 40 cars.

Latitude: 37.861540     Longitude: -122.575695

To Rodeo Beach

From Golden Gate Bridge to Rodeo Beach

To Muir Beach

From Rodeo Beach to Muir Beach

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