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10 Incredible Hikes in Marin County, CA

We're a little bias, but we think we have the best backyard in the country.

By: Liam McNally + Save to a List

A handful of us here at The Outbound are based in San Francisco and as you can imagine, a regular dose of the outdoors is crucial to our happiness (and sanity). Lucky for us, we're just a short drive over the Golden Gate Bridge from Marin County, home to hundreds of miles of hiking trails and some of the most gorgeous coastline in California. Not to mention, some of our favorite restaurants in the Bay Area are in Marin, which means every hike in the headlands is followed by a tasty meal (shout out to the bistec sandwich and fried plantains at Sol Food in Mill Valley!).

Whether you're heading up to Marin for a day hike or you're looking to spend the weekend (we recommend a night or two on the coast), you'll never run out of idyllic hiking trails, spectacular views, and good food to eat. Check out some of our favorites below and discover more hikes in Marin here.

Adventure by Griffin Moon

Adventure by Ryan Vermillion

Adventure by Josiah Roe

Adventure by Jennifer Heifferon

Adventure by Sarah Eichstedt

Adventure by Pascual Dutton

Adventure by Jake Young

Adventure by Scott Kranz

Adventure by Sothear Nuon

Adventure by Josiah Roe


Discover more adventures in Marin County.

Cover photo by Josiah Roe

We want to acknowledge and thank the past, present, and future generations of all Native Nations and Indigenous Peoples whose ancestral lands we travel, explore, and play on. Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures and follow local regulations. Please explore responsibly!

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