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blueBlack Coastal Trail

Trail

3.3 mile 5.4 kilometer point to point
Doubletrack
Intermediate/Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 701' 214 m
Descent: -576' -176 m
High: 789' 241 m
Low: 115' 35 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 7% (4°)
Max Grade: 28% (16°)

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Trail shared by Phil DiGirolamo

A wide open hike out of the Rodeo Valley and up around the top of the Marin Headlands.

Phil DiGirolamo

Features Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Family Friendly The lower half is easy going for kids. Trekking the whole trail, out and back, will be a challenge for young children though.

Description

This is one of the longer treks out of the Rodeo Valley. The trail is mostly easy going for the first half with views into the valley and back towards the ocean. The grade increases as the trail ventures east over Slacker Hill.

At the junction with the Slacker Ridge Trail, near the top, the Coastal Trail becomes singletrack. Though it is a steep climb, be sure to take the Slacker Ridge Trail, which provides access to iconic vistas of the San Francisco Bay entrance and the Golden Gate.

The trail descends towards the SCA Trail, which continues north towards Sausalito. Staying on the Coastal Trail, continue as it bends to the south toward Vista Point and the Golden Gate Bridge.

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Sep 22, 2018
Juan Jaen
Sep 16, 2018
D Hel
May 6, 2018
Jessica Mutschler
Sep 11, 2016
Howard Kuo
Aug 14, 2016
Linna Yu
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  4.3 from 4 votes

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