Hawk Hill

Scenic Lookout and Park
Conzelman Rd, Marin Headlands, CA 94941, United States
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Hawk Hill is a 923-foot peak in the Marin Headlands, just north of the Golden Gate Bridge and across the Golden Gate strait from San Francisco, California. The hill is within the Golden Gate National Recreation Area.


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    Stephanie R.
    "Romantic place to hike and watch the sunset."(2 Tips)
    Ben S.
    "Best experienced by bike."(2 Tips)
    Nipun S.
    "Easy hike, great views of the Golden Gate Bridge and San Francisco"(3 Tips)
    Joshua K.
    "Watch the sunrise from one of the best overlooks in the Bay Area."(3 Tips)
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  • Stephanie R.

    Romantic place to hike and watch the sunset.

  • Joshua H.

    Nothing better than riding your bike to the top and looking down at the beautiful city you live in.

    Joshua Haftel · April 20
  • Pamela M.

    Best view of the Golden Gate Bridge and the city.

    Pamela Mae · March 27
  • Jason F.

    The highest vista point. I actually preferred the two below (photo from the one just before), you can get closer to the bridge. Bring a long lens to include the skyline behind the bridge cables

    Jason Fontana · December 1, 2014
  • Nipun S.

    Easy hike, great views of the Golden Gate Bridge and San Francisco

    Nipun Sachdev · November 29, 2014
  • Dorkus A.

    Like Mt. Everest, but with no snow. And not nearly as high.

    Dorkus Americanus · July 31, 2014
  • Joshua K.

    Watch the sunrise from one of the best overlooks in the Bay Area.

    Joshua Kaufman · May 25, 2014
  • Ben S.

    I can confirm it is indeed a hill and there are in fact, hawks. Best experienced by bike.

    Ben Stott · May 17, 2014
  • Adam D.

    Great view of San Francisco and the bay. Go early on a weekday to miss all the tourists and traffic. And, watch out for cyclists!

    Adam Debreczeni · January 11, 2014
  • Kelsey A.

    Feel the burn!

    Kelsey A · November 15, 2013
  • Ryan M.

    Beautiful at sunset!

    Ryan McCarty · November 3, 2013
  • Daniel V.

    The best view of the golden gate that your are going to have.

    Daniel Valencia · September 10, 2013
  • Jenny Q.

    The best viewpoint of the city/bay that a lot of visitors don't know about. Go all the way to the top of the hill.

    Jenny Q · May 22, 2013
  • Yury

    Great view when there is no fog

    Yury · May 18, 2013
  • meru

    Amazing views of the Golden Gate Bridge! The views at the back of the hill is just as amazing!

    meru · April 23, 2013
  • Eric A.

    Learn about the Golden Gate Bridge while taking in the breathtaking views!

    Eric Andersen · January 12, 2013
  • Eric A.

    You're standing on ancient oceanic rock…that used to reside at the bottom of the Pacific Ocean!

    Eric Andersen · January 12, 2013
  • Edward H.

    This is one of the best hidden gems in the entire bay area. Amazing lookout at the top of the entire city skyline and the golden gate bridge. Still one of my favorite scenic places in the SF area

    Edward Homick · August 3, 2012
  • Brian P.

    The rock to the right as you go up the hill is called chert. Each centimeter contains 10,000 years of sedimentation.

    Brian Pokorny · June 24, 2012
  • Paul

    They have port-o-potties!

    Paul · June 4, 2012
  • David S.

    To get the bridge with the city of San Francisco in the background, pull over about half way up Conzelman Road. There's one spot where the Trans America Pyramid lines up with the North Tower.

    David Sanger · September 16, 2011
  • Exploratorium

    Bring your musical instrument and try some listening experiments! Or, grab sticks & rocks, and bang inside and outside the tunnel. What sounds do you notice? See more experiments at Hawk Hill Tunnel: Read more

    Exploratorium · August 16, 2011
  • Rafi M.

    If mother nature will be kind to you and the fog will dissolve this is the best view point on the golden gate and bay area by far!!!

    Rafi Michaeli · June 30, 2011
  • Tracy R.

    the short tunnel after the long tunnel has a dark & mysterious room perfect for making music… complete with graffiti mandalas and faces from the deep

    Tracy Ruggles · April 22, 2011
  • Brian P.

    go down the back side of the hill and check our the military base and great views.

    Brian Pokorny · July 19, 2009