If you have only seen the Golden Gate Bridge
by approaching from a vehicle, this approach on foot will give you a new perspective!
Though it is a 6 mile round trip, approaching and viewing the Golden Gate this way promises to be memorable. The climb is all on the first portion up the Morning Sun Trail
. The rest is mostly flat.
Dogs: No Dogs
As you climb up from the Spencer Avenue parking lot located above Sausalito, you'll work up to the Alta Trail
through a series of stairs. Your views will be best to the east, and this is a popular spot to take in the sunrise or appreciate views of Southern Marin and the East Bay. All of these sights can be enjoyed while ascending the Morning Sun Trail
and the Alta Trail
Once you reach the Alta Trail
turn left to head south, and cover the short distance to the SCA Trail
. This singletrack will face west towards the Rodeo Valley. Way off to the west, visitors will notice Chronkite Beach and the Marine Mammal Center.
When the SCA Trail
ends at the Coastal Trail
, take the left and continue all the way out to Gonzelman Road. This approach to the Golden Gate Bridge
can't be more impressive.