Golden Gate National Recreation Area

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39 mi 62 km

Rides

51 mi 83 km

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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.

Food and Drink

After the Ride: Local Favorites

Outerlands Make the trip out here. Then put your name down and grab coffee at Trouble two doors down. Now try the bread baked fresh on site and order literally anything because its all so good. You just won SF.
Devil's Teeth Baking Company Sunday mornings here are called Beignet Sundays. Come worship at the altar of Yum.
Toyose If you think you're about to enter someone's garage, you're at the right place
Kawika's Ocean Beach Deli Excellent sandwiches and beautiful jazzy rock performance on Friday evening 6:30pm
The Bistro at Cliff House Make sure you ask for a table next to the window! The wait is worth it! :)
Hunan Cafe #2 Best togo food. I love it!
Hakka Restaurant Salty egg-crusted anything is good here--especially the frog legs. Every meal also comes with a complimentary lotus root soup.. Yum!
Louis' Restaurant Walk along the coastal trail from the Golden Gate Bridge to Sutro Baths and then stop in here for lunch.
Empero Taste Black pepper chicken and the beef fried rice are delicious
Butter Love Bakeshop I don't usually eat pie.... But I'm a 125 lb lady that ate 5 mini pies in one evening. #bestpieonearth
La Promenade Café Great for a coffee while using the free wifi for a relaxing study day. I like the booths. Theyve got a great selection of books in the back !
Shanghai House Get the soup dumplings
Miki Restaurant The spicy tonkotsu miso with belly pork is the best!
Marla Bakery RSVP to Sunday Supper! It's truly a kick-ass communal dining experience (you also get to meet the owners and tour the restaurant). Nick from Wrecking Ball may make you some surprise coffee!
Kim Son Restaurant Get #56! If you're feeling adventurous that is. It's delicious!
Cassava I can't go more than a fortnight without the Meatballs. Also, if you haven't added the Friday night Pop-up dinners to your bucket list, well then you know what has to be done.
Simple Pleasures Cafe SF Weekly’s Best Of 2011 Winner – Editorial Pick – BEST NEIGHBORHOOD COFFEE SHOPThe Simple Pleasures experience consists of: installing yourself at a table or sofa, sipping java & reading a newspape
Shanghai Dumpling King The soup dumplings are to die for...they're # 13 on 7x7's Big Eat SF 2010.
Kufu-ya Japanese Restaurant Shabu shabu: all you can eat. Good quality. 22 dollars. Add 10 for all you can drink.
Pacific Cafe Free wine while you wait for a table. Go on a holiday at 7 and get topped off 15 times.
Areas Within Golden Gate National Recreation Area
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3.1 mi 5.1 km
#1 Diaz Ridge
Tamalpais Valley, CA
3.1 mi 5.1 km Tamalpais Valley, CA
Minor Issues
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Muddy, Fallen Trees: Diaz Ridge Past Hwy 1 has some serious deep river ruts, and Deer Park Fire Rd has some major erosion, but is still passable.
11 days ago
2.4 mi 3.8 km
#2 Middle Green Gulch
Tamalpais Valley, CA
2.4 mi 3.8 km Tamalpais Valley, CA
All Clear
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Dry - In great shape.
41 days ago
3.2 mi 5.1 km
#3 F.a.s.t.
Pacifica, CA
3.2 mi 5.1 km Pacifica, CA
Unknown
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0.9 mi 1.5 km
#4 Jewell Trail
Lagunitas-Forest Knolls, CA
0.9 mi 1.5 km Lagunitas-Forest Knolls, CA
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3.8 mi 6.1 km
#5 Miwok Trail
Tamalpais-Homestead Valley, CA
3.8 mi 6.1 km Tamalpais-Homestead Valley, CA
Minor Issues
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Dry - Overall great shape. Bad ruts in the quarter mile closest to Dias Ridge.
41 days ago
11.1 mi 17.8 km
#6 Bolinas Ridge
Lagunitas-Forest Knolls, CA
11.1 mi 17.8 km Lagunitas-Forest Knolls, CA
All Clear
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Muddy - I don't know if it's cause we caught it later in the day in nice weather but lots of people use this trail to walk dogs. There from 9ish t...
84 days ago
1.4 mi 2.2 km
#7 Old Springs Trail
Marin City, CA
1.4 mi 2.2 km Marin City, CA
Unknown
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5.5 mi 8.9 km
#8 Cross Marin
Lagunitas-Forest Knolls, CA
5.5 mi 8.9 km Lagunitas-Forest Knolls, CA
Unknown
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Pacifica, CA
1.2 mi 2.0 km Pacifica, CA
All Clear
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Beautiful!
21 days ago
0.5 mi 0.8 km
#10 Old Mori Road
Pacifica, CA
0.5 mi 0.8 km Pacifica, CA
All Clear
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Beautiful!
21 days ago
Sausalito, CA
1.6 mi 2.6 km Sausalito, CA
Unknown
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Marin City, CA
2.0 mi 3.2 km Marin City, CA
Unknown
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1.7 mi 2.7 km
#13 Baquiano Trail
Pacifica, CA
1.7 mi 2.7 km Pacifica, CA
All Clear
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Beautiful!
21 days ago
Tamalpais-Homestead Valley, CA
1.9 mi 3.0 km Tamalpais-Homestead Valley, CA
Unknown
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1.9 mi 3.0 km
#15 McCurdy
Lagunitas-Forest Knolls, CA
1.9 mi 3.0 km Lagunitas-Forest Knolls, CA
Unknown
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2.9 mi 4.7 km
#16 Bobcat Trail
Marin City, CA
2.9 mi 4.7 km Marin City, CA
Unknown
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1.5 mi 2.4 km
#17 Marincello Trail
Tamalpais-Homestead Valley, CA
1.5 mi 2.4 km Tamalpais-Homestead Valley, CA
Unknown
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1.7 mi 2.7 km
#18 Randall
Lagunitas-Forest Knolls, CA
1.7 mi 2.7 km Lagunitas-Forest Knolls, CA
Unknown
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3.1 mi 5.0 km
#19 Coastal Fire Road
Tamalpais Valley, CA
3.1 mi 5.0 km Tamalpais Valley, CA
Unknown
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