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Marin Headlands

Park, Scenic Lookout, and Trail
  • Richard N.
    "Take the coastal path to get the best views."(4 Tips)
    William R.
    "the headlands offer amazing hiking, and they are just over the bridge - hit up..."(2 Tips)
    kooriz g.
    "1st vista point"(2 Tips)
    Jon M.
    "The last exit before the GG Bridge going South."(2 Tips)
61 Tips and reviews
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  • coastal
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  • Brett G.
    Brett GarwoodDecember 20, 2016
    This is an absolute must see spot in the SF area. There are plenty of spots to stop and view along the way up. The first stop is the most crowded, so wait for the next couple. Views are just as great.
  • Rally by Eventbrite
    Rally by EventbriteOctober 26, 2016
    Take the Wolf Ridge Trail for one of the most gorgeous coastal hikes in California. Dogs do need to be on leash here, however you can (and should) stop by Rodeo Beach after where they can run free. Read more
  • Nicole H.
    Nicole HaimeAugust 11, 2015
    Driving over the Golden Gate, take your first left and wrap around into the Marin Headlands, the lush preserve that offers the most breathtaking vistas in the Bay Area, foggy or bright-skied.
  • Aaron C.
    Aaron CruzJuly 26, 2014
    Just across the Golden Gate Bridge, get panoramic, romantic views of the bridge, San Francisco skyline, the Bay, the ocean and beyond. Beautiful whether clear or fogged over.
  • PureWow
    PureWowAugust 16, 2016
    You’ll have to cross the bridge for this one, but it’s worth it. Skip the tourist lookout and go up to the headlands. You’ll get a better (and less crowded) view and Instagram-worthy panoramas. Read more
  • kooriz g.
    kooriz geeMay 22, 2012
    Great spot for a photo op, 1st vista point is the best I think cause you are looking along side the golden gate. At the top you're looking at the side of the bridge.
  • Jon M.
    Jon McDonaldApril 22, 2014
    See the city from its best side. The last exit before the GG Bridge going South. Drive up the coastal road at sunset and enjoy your view back down. Seriously, it will take your breath away.
  • Emily F.
    Emily FaraoneJuly 2, 2016
    The Headlands are full of amazing hikes! Park at the visitors center and choose a route through the hills or to a beach.
  • Helen W.
    Helen WengJanuary 13, 2016
    Google will tell you to take the tunnel route. Don't on the way down - take the coastal instead - because the view of the bridge is just too good.
  • OAK&ROMA ..
    OAK&ROMA .comMay 17, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    Drive up Conzelman Road to Hawk Hill, it's the furthest you can go before having to turn around or drive down the one way road. Hawk Hill is the best place to take photos of the city & the bridge.
  • Iris R.
    Iris RodriguezDecember 20, 2011
    Unobstructed views of one of the most gorgeous cities in the world. You can see it all from here, the Golden Gate, Alcatraz, The TransAmerica Pyramid, Coit Tower.
  • OAK&ROMA ..
    OAK&ROMA .comJanuary 20, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    If you're here in the park, stop by the visitor center for a free trail map! If you want to spend the night, head to the hostel on Rosenstock road! It's a great & affordable place to stay!
  • Bohyun S.
    Bohyun SuhApril 19, 2015
    nice trail to walk. nice view. can be really chilly when it's windy
  • Windows Live Photo Gallery
    Stop at the 1st or 2nd pullout up the Morin Headlands. Both offer stunning views and photo opportunities of the Golden Gate Bridge and surrounding landscape.
  • jiresell
    jiresellOctober 5, 2016
    Multiple viewpoints of the Golden Gate Bridge from this Park in Marin County. Be patient as there is limited parking.
  • Max B.
    Max Blue 🚴🍔November 8, 2014
    Hike or cycle all the way to the top. Gorgeous 360˚ views of the area!
  • Allison K.
    Amazing views of the Golden Gate Bridge and Sam Francisco from here!! Super scenic!
  • Pacific Catch
    Pacific CatchFebruary 5, 2012
    Heading north bound over the Golden Gate Bridge skip the crowded "Vista Point" and take the next exit toward the Marin Headlands. The view of the city and bridge is surreal from up there.
  • Jill M.
    Jill MoorheadJanuary 27, 2014
    If you're visiting the Bay Area, stop by here on the final day. It'll leave you with a beautiful memory.
  • Alex R.
    Alex RossDecember 28, 2011
    Make sure to travsl off the beaten path! There're so many cool old structures to run around on!
  • Dan C.
    Dan CarewApril 20, 2014
    If you want to see lots of stuff, this is a good place to do it.
  • Tyler T.
    Tyler TolerSeptember 4, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    One of most beautiful and most remote places you can find in a major metro
  • D R.
    D RaffainiMarch 12, 2013
    Nike missile site with actual nike missiles (deactivated) and Marin mammal center are both with a look
  • Cameron M.
    Cameron MadduxSeptember 4, 2015
    Hit four beaches at once (Rodeo, Tennessee Valley, Pirates Cove, and Muir)
  • Sam H.
    Sam HelrichNovember 16, 2014
    Go by bike in the morning before it gets crowded
  • Jomar E.
    Jomar EncisoJanuary 1, 2012
    For wider views go up to the third stop, left at the roundabout going towards the battery.
  • Emily C.
    Emily CJune 10, 2013
    (; link from SF gate
  • Rob R.
    Rob RayOctober 1, 2013
    Great views of the city and the hiking isn't too shabby either!
  • Dominik S.
    Dominik SzewczykOctober 25, 2011
    Words cannot say. AWESOME VIEW. Try it at sunrise and sunset.
  • Susan K.
    Susan KilleJuly 9, 2012
    National Park Service did a helluva job. Must have cost a fortune. Visit to enjoy your tax dollars & the view.
  • Kirit K.
    Kirit KottamJune 14, 2014
    Drive as up as possible to get an amazing view of th bridge and city !
  • Sandra A.
    Sandra ArandaDecember 27, 2015
    An awesome view of the risks and ocean
  • Mehul S.
    Mehul ShethSeptember 6, 2014
    Lots of paths to explore. Bridge/lighthouse with limited times, check before you make the trip.
  • Maja P.
    Maja PetkovicSeptember 7, 2014
    Great view on the Golden gate bridge!!
  • أبو حصه .
    أبو حصه 🌹December 1, 2013
    Good for photographer to take a really nice pics 😍
  • Richard N.
    Richard NgoDecember 30, 2013
    Take the coastal path to get the best views.
  • Jeffrey-Ryan B.
    Jeffrey-Ryan B.September 2, 2014
    Be prepared for a hike to and from the beach!
  • Troy
    TroyApril 28, 2013
    This is the best spot for photography!
  • Rachael L.
    Rachael LynnMay 12, 2012
    You can see nearly everything from here. Clear day? Look for the Farallons.
  • R.
    Romantic place to go! Great picture taking!
  • Major J.
    Major JulianDecember 24, 2013
    Try to get the 1st or 2nd parking cluster. Anything after that is too far.
  • Mucho C.
    Mucho Comida™May 3, 2011
    Hope you're either contemplating the rest of your life or attempting to make out with someone all the way up here...
  • Cameron M.
    Cameron MadduxJuly 22, 2015
    Throw all your problems into the ocean from the top of Hill 88
  • Hin T.
    Hin TsangApril 2, 2016
    The fishing is good
  • Nick F.
    Nick FruendtJanuary 3, 2015
    Scenic views of the Golden Gate Bridge
  • William R.
    William RompfMarch 5, 2009
    the headlands offer amazing hiking, and they are just over the bridge - hit up Hill 88 for a good afternoon hike and some amazing views of San Fran; when there is no fog ;-)
  • Teff A.
    Teff AyralDecember 4, 2013
    Beautiful views
  • Amélie B.
    Amélie BeerensJanuary 2, 2015
    Sea, sun, nap...
  • Dana
    DanaJuly 18, 2015
    Difficult to access without a car, but this scenic drive has stunning views.
  • Doug V.
    Doug ValenteAugust 31, 2015
    Lots of great hiking trails!
  • Nimalan M.
    Nimalan MahendranJanuary 31, 2016
    This place is beautiful and smells great.
  • Sandy B.
    Sandy BrinksMay 26, 2012
    Looking at the Iowa after it sailed under the Golden Gate Bridge.
  • Joey C.
    Joey CarmelloAugust 25, 2012
    Check the forecast before coming. The fog ruins the view
  • JoAnne K.
    JoAnne KaoDecember 11, 2014
    No words needed
  • Jesus C.
    Jesus ChristJanuary 24, 2011
    Awesome view at sunset and nighttime.
  • Joseph L.
    Joseph LeJuly 24
    Beautiful views of the bay
  • Ra L.
    Ra LuoJuly 23, 2013
    It's cold there.
  • eM L.
    eM LeMay 23, 2010
    enjoy the vistas from the top
  • Andi G.
    Andi GFebruary 25, 2012
    Nothing to see here. Move along, folks.
  • Hrach S.
    Hrach SimonianApril 28, 2009
    across the GG bridge, exit Alexander, turn left
  • Natasha N.
    Natasha NoMarch 14, 2016
    Ir de carro para chegar ao mirante do parque Marin Headlands, de onde se vê a ponte guardando a entrada da Baía de San Francisco. Mas o tempo tem que estar aberto
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