Golden Gate Bridge Overlook Out-and-Back

 8 votes

5.3 Miles 8.5 Kilometers


90%

Singletrack

1,000' 305 m

Ascent

-999' -304 m

Descent

889' 271 m

High

266' 81 m

Low

7%

Avg Grade (4°)

27%

Max Grade (15°)

Unknown

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The perfect way to get out to the Golden Gate Bridge.

Phil DiGirolamo

Overview

If you have only seen the Golden Gate Bridge by approaching from a vehicle, this approach on foot will give you a new perspective!
Features: Views
Family Friendly: 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

Description

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.

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Aug 27, 2017
Vivek Nair
dry, clear conditions with fog near the bridge 5.7mi
May 13, 2017
Jaclyn Rose
Apr 10, 2017
Ken A
First ever view of the bridge for me was on this clear day hiking in from the north...very cool. 5.3mi
Sep 11, 2016
Howard Kuo
Aug 14, 2016
Ali Maamar
Aug 7, 2016
Ryan Wilkinson
5.3mi — 2h 00m
Jul 10, 2016
Cristalle Stutrud
Jul 10, 2016
Tory Luttermoser
Went left to the SCA trail, realized it went all the way down to GG. Turned back to go straight at the fork instead leading to an impressive overlook. 6mi

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  4.1 from 8 votes

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