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Golden Gate National Recreation Area

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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.

Recommended Routes in Golden Gate National Recreation Area - 4

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Favorite Layover in Muir Woods
Intermediate

Tennessee Valley/Muir Beach Singletrack Highlights

20.7 mi 33.3 km 3,233' Up 985.27 m Up 3,235' Down 985.89 m Down

Tamalpa…, CA
Favorite Biking at Marin County
Intermediate

Golden Gate to Tennessee Beach Loop

17.9 mi 28.9 km 2,443' Up 744.76 m Up 2,477' Down 755.02 m Down

Sausalito, CA
Favorite Tennessee Valley
Intermediate/Difficult

Tennessee Valley to Muir Beach Short Loop

12.6 mi 20.3 km 1,973' Up 601.51 m Up 1,975' Down 601.86 m Down

Tamalpa…, CA
Favorite Biking at Marin County
Intermediate

Tennessee Valley to Horseshoe Bay

8.6 mi 13.8 km 1,145' Up 348.94 m Up 1,343' Down 409.2 m Down

Tamalpa…, CA

Golden Gate National Recreation Area Biking

  • 121 Miles 195 Kilometers of Trail
  • 4 Recommended Routes
  • 13 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 20 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 1 Difficult Trail Difficult Trails
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Trails in Golden Gate National Recreation Area - 30

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11.1 mi 17.8 km #1Bolinas Ridge
Intermediate
Lagunitas-Forest Knolls, CA
Intermediate
Lagunitas-Forest Knolls, CA 21 
3.1 mi 5.1 km #2Diaz Ridge
Intermediate
Tamalpais Valley, CA
Intermediate
Tamalpais Valley, CA 15 
2.2 mi 3.5 km #3Middle Green Gulch
Intermediate
Tamalpais Valley, CA
Intermediate
Tamalpais Valley, CA 12 
1.4 mi 2.2 km #4Old Springs Trail
Intermediate
Marin City, CA
Intermediate
Marin City, CA 11 
3.4 mi 5.5 km #5Miwok Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Tamalpais-Homestead Valley, CA
Intermediate/Difficult
Tamalpais-Homestead Valley, CA 14 
0.9 mi 1.5 km #6Jewell Trail
Intermediate
Lagunitas-Forest Knolls, CA
Intermediate
Lagunitas-Forest Knolls, CA
0.7 mi 1.2 km #7Cattle Hill Trail
Difficult
Pacifica, CA
Difficult
Pacifica, CA
0.7 mi 1.2 km #8Sweeney Horse Trail
Intermediate
Pacifica, CA
Intermediate
Pacifica, CA
1.2 mi 2.0 km #9California Coastal Trail: Mori Point
Intermediate
Pacifica, CA
Intermediate
Pacifica, CA
5.5 mi 8.9 km #10Cross Marin
Easy
Lagunitas-Forest Knolls, CA
Easy
Lagunitas-Forest Knolls, CA

Photos of Golden Gate National Recreation Area - 70

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Alphawanderlust.com -Ride into the sunset- Bolinas Ridge
Jun 5, 2018 near Lagunit…, CA
Alphawanderlust.com | Overlooking Stinson Beach | Bolinas Ridge
Jun 5, 2018 near Bolinas, CA
Biking at Marin County
Apr 15, 2013 near Marin City, CA
Bo Ridge in Spring.
May 14, 2016 near Lagunit…, CA
Tennessee Valley
Dec 18, 2015 near Tamalpa…, CA
Bolinas Ridge
Apr 11, 2013 near Bolinas, CA
Mori Point looking NorthWest
Sep 23, 2020 near Pacifica, CA
Beautiful view of the valley helps the climb.
Sep 16, 2017 near Sausalito, CA