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Bay Area Ridge Trail: Golden Gate Bridge to Tennessee Valley

Easy/Intermediate

Trail

7.9 mile 12.7 kilometer point to point
Easy/Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 1,212' 369 m
Descent: -1,254' -382 m
High: 888' 271 m
Low: 51' 15 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 6% (3°)
Max Grade: 15% (9°)

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Trail shared by Bay Area Ridge Trail Staff

This dramatic trip takes you from the landmark Golden Gate Bridge into the hills of the Marin Headlands.

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Need to Know

5.2 miles one-way for hikers, 4.7 miles one-way for equestrians (from Gerbode Valley Trail), 7.9 miles one way for mountain bikers; car shuttle possible. Open to hikers, equestrians, and mountain bikers.

Description

Hikers climb through coastal chaparral and open grassland to the ridges above Sausalito and descend into the wide Tennessee Valley. Bicyclists ascend Conzelman Road with its breathtaking views and ride down into and out of scenic Rodeo Valley before dropping into Tennessee Valley, and equestrians begin in Rodeo Valley. You'll have spectacular views of San Francisco Bay, the Marin Headlands, and the Pacific Ocean. Come prepared for wind and fog.

This trail description is excerpted from the 2019 Guidebook. For details on all trails, trailheads and more buy the book from Wilderness Press.

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Bridge views can be had in many places on the Headlands.
Apr 21, 2016 near Sausalito, CA
Enjoying the Marincello Trail.
Apr 21, 2016 near Marin City, CA
San Francisco, Golden Gate Bridge
Sep 5, 2015 near Sausalito, CA
Golden light on the golden gate
Sep 5, 2015 near Sausalito, CA
Fog rolling in on the Kirby Cove Trail.
Mar 4, 2016 near Sausalito, CA
Looking out over the coast.
Apr 21, 2016 near Sausalito, CA

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