Golden Gate National Recreation Area

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189 mi 304 km

Hikes

116 mi 186 km

Trails
Gems
11 Gems

Easy Trails
48 Trails
Intermediate Trails
37 Trails
Hard Trails
4 Trails

Golden Gate National Recreation Area chronicles 200 years of history, from Native American culture, Spanish Empire frontier, California Gold Rush, the evolution of American coastal fortifications, and the growth of urban San Francisco. Comprised of 19 separate ecosystems and home to a multitude of different plant and animal species, the varied landscape has hundreds of ways to recreate including horseback riding, ranger-led programs, bicycling, hiking, and running.

Food & Drink

After the Hike: Local Favorites

Outerlands Make the trip out here. Then put your name down and grab coffee at Trouble two doors down. Now try the bread baked fresh on site and order literally anything because its all so good. You just won SF.
Devil's Teeth Baking Company Sunday mornings here are called Beignet Sundays. Come worship at the altar of Yum.
Toyose If you think you're about to enter someone's garage, you're at the right place
Kawika's Ocean Beach Deli Excellent sandwiches and beautiful jazzy rock performance on Friday evening 6:30pm
The Bistro at Cliff House Make sure you ask for a table next to the window! The wait is worth it! :)
Hunan Cafe #2 Best togo food. I love it!
Hakka Restaurant Salty egg-crusted anything is good here--especially the frog legs. Every meal also comes with a complimentary lotus root soup.. Yum!
Louis' Restaurant Walk along the coastal trail from the Golden Gate Bridge to Sutro Baths and then stop in here for lunch.
Butter Love Bakeshop I don't usually eat pie.... But I'm a 125 lb lady that ate 5 mini pies in one evening. #bestpieonearth
La Promenade Café Great for a coffee while using the free wifi for a relaxing study day. I like the booths. Theyve got a great selection of books in the back !
Shanghai House Get the soup dumplings
Miki Restaurant The spicy tonkotsu miso with belly pork is the best!
Marla Bakery RSVP to Sunday Supper! It's truly a kick-ass communal dining experience (you also get to meet the owners and tour the restaurant). Nick from Wrecking Ball may make you some surprise coffee!
Kim Son Restaurant Get #56! If you're feeling adventurous that is. It's delicious!
Balboa Teryaki Good sushi! Great service! Never a disappointment.
Cassava I can't go more than a fortnight without the Meatballs. Also, if you haven't added the Friday night Pop-up dinners to your bucket list, well then you know what has to be done.
Simple Pleasures Cafe SF Weekly’s Best Of 2011 Winner – Editorial Pick – BEST NEIGHBORHOOD COFFEE SHOPThe Simple Pleasures experience consists of: installing yourself at a table or sofa, sipping java & reading a newspape
Shanghai Dumpling King The soup dumplings are to die for...they're # 13 on 7x7's Big Eat SF 2010.
Kufu-ya Japanese Restaurant Shabu shabu: all you can eat. Good quality. 22 dollars. Add 10 for all you can drink.
Pacific Cafe Free wine while you wait for a table. Go on a holiday at 7 and get topped off 15 times.
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Trails in Golden Gate National Recreation Area - 75

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1.1 mi 1.8 km
#1 SCA Trail
Sausalito, CA
1.1 mi 1.8 km Sausalito, CA
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San Francisco, CA
0.3 mi 0.5 km San Francisco, CA
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1.5 mi 2.4 km
#3 Pirates Cove Trail
Tamalpais Valley, CA
1.5 mi 2.4 km Tamalpais Valley, CA
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0.3 mi 0.4 km
#4 Mile Rock Trail
San Francisco, CA
0.3 mi 0.4 km San Francisco, CA
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Bolinas, CA
3.0 mi 4.8 km Bolinas, CA
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1.1 mi 1.7 km
#6 Owl Trail
Tamalpais Valley, CA
1.1 mi 1.7 km Tamalpais Valley, CA
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Sausalito, CA
0.2 mi 0.4 km Sausalito, CA
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Marin City, CA
0.3 mi 0.4 km Marin City, CA
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Bolinas, CA
4.8 mi 7.7 km Bolinas, CA
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Tamalpais-Homestead Valley, CA
0.5 mi 0.9 km Tamalpais-Homestead Valley, CA
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San Francisco, CA
0.4 mi 0.7 km San Francisco, CA
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1.3 mi 2.1 km
#12 Park Blvd. Trail
San Francisco, CA
1.3 mi 2.1 km San Francisco, CA
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Tamalpais-Homestead Valley, CA
0.5 mi 0.7 km Tamalpais-Homestead Valley, CA
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Sausalito, CA
0.6 mi 1.0 km Sausalito, CA
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0.3 mi 0.4 km
#15 Morning Sun Trail
Sausalito, CA
0.3 mi 0.4 km Sausalito, CA
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Tamalpais-Homestead Valley, CA
1.9 mi 3.0 km Tamalpais-Homestead Valley, CA
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Sausalito, CA
1.4 mi 2.2 km Sausalito, CA
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9.6 mi 15.5 km
#18 Miwok Trail
Marin City, CA
9.6 mi 15.5 km Marin City, CA
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3.3 mi 5.4 km
#19 Coastal Trail
Marin City, CA
3.3 mi 5.4 km Marin City, CA
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San Francisco, CA
1.9 mi 3.0 km San Francisco, CA
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