Explore WWII Ruins on Point Bonita

Point Bonita

Epic views of San Francisco, Point Bonita Lighthouse, the North Coast, and WW2 bunkers and ruins.

All throughout the Marin Headlands are WWII-era bunkers, batteries and ruins, including a complex on the hillside above the Point Bonita Lighthouse that provide amazing views of San Francisco, the Golden Gate, and the north coast.

Drive out to the parking lot for the Point Bonita Lighthouse in the Marin Headlands and take the trail to the lighthouse about 80 feet and then scramble up the hill to the right through the trees before you the trail begins its decent. You'll find yourself on a cliff high above the Pacific. Proceed to your west around towers and bunkers until you reach a flat, exposed area that overlooks the lighthouse and the trail to the lighthouse.

Pack List

  • Champagne
  • Camera
  • Someone you like
  • Someone who likes you
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RT Distance 0.25 Miles
Elevation Gain 200 Feet
Activities Chillin, Photography
Skill Level Beginner
Season Year Round
Trail Type Out-and-Back
Features
Adult Beverages
Dog Friendly
Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Forest
Groups
Romantic
Scenic
Wildflowers

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Amazing Historical Area

This place is amazing !! Is full of incredible, inaplicable history and mist importantly a great work out experiences!!

Great Trail Run

Great hill to trail run with quick climb. Bunkers are a bit creepy if you let your imagination run wild. Great views on clear days.

Very Historic - Very Fascinating

These "ruins" make for some very fun photo-ops. They are a very short walk away from a parking area and look out into the Pacific. When I went, I felt as if the remnants of a past era were drawing me into them. This place is certain to be any history buff's fav. :)


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