Part of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area (GGNRA), the Marin Headlands is one of the most visited sites in the national park system.
The Marin Headlands is known for its unique geology, its fog-swept coastal prairie ecosystem, and its many chapters of history. Dramatic cliffs of oceanic rock offer sweeping views of the Golden Gate Bridge, and the foghorn frequently resounds over the misty lagoon and rolling hills of coyote brush and sage.
Below are tips and highlights taken from NPS website:
- Check alerts and conditions before you go.
- Click here to download or print a map of the Marin Headlands.
- Click here to explore some hiking options.
- Many of our trails welcome dogs! Click here for dog Information.
- We seek to make our park accessible and usable to all individuals. Learn more on our accessibility page.
- See our calendar for upcoming events.
- You may lose cellular service in parts of the Headlands. Plan ahead.
- Bring your own snack and water; there are limited food vendors in the Marin Headlands.
- Picnic area at Battery Wallace, near the Point Bonita Trailhead is complete with tables and grills (no water on site).
Marin Headlands trails can be accessed off of Highway 101 from Rodeo Avenue Exit and Trailhead, and Spencer Avenue Exit at Morning Sun Trailhead. Access is prohibited from Wolfback Ridge Road, which is private.