With trails for hiking, bike riding, and horseback riding and beaches for swimming and other water sports, Golden Gate National Recreation Area serves up plenty of outdoor activities. The park covers 32,376 hectares (80,002 acres), featuring diverse landscapes and more than 1,200 plant and animal species. Wander through stands of giant redwoods, check out old military fortifications, and visit historical sites. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Golden Gate National Recreation Area and many more Marin County attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Marin County road trip planning app .
Tours to Golden Gate National Recreation Area
Early Access to Alcatraz and Cable Car Sightseeing Tour BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $192
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Duration: 4 hours
Tall-Ship Sunset Sail on the San Francisco Bay BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $69
Duration: 2 hours
Golden Gate National Recreation Area Reviews
The drive to Marin Headlands alone is worth the effort! The NRA covers a huge area and I didn't see all of it by any means, but was thrilled to drive over the Golden Gate Bridge with nice views of Alc... more »
The Golden Gate National Recreation Area is another one of those massive national park recreation areas covering 82,000 acres from the Muir Woods National Monument in Marin County north of the bay, to... more »
It is really nice to be here. To be relax, to have a hike with your family and friends, and most of all, to have chance to enjoy the great nature here. There is water, mountain, trees, hiking trails. Amazing views here. I have taken plenty pictures here. Enjoy.
Its a bit touristic and you probably need to buy chocolate at pretty much grocery store prices, but it's a nice place to walk around and shop. Get ice cream if you have the time and lines are short enough. They definitely do things right in the old factory area.
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