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Kirby Cove

Mill Valley, California

based on 6 reviews



2 miles

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Added by John Smith

An easy hike with breathtaking views (less than 2 miles roundtrip). Close enough to the city, but feels like a world away. Great for sunrises and sunsets with the bridge as a great backdrop!

This scenic hike is a 1.8 mile out-and-back trail located near Sausalito, CA. From the trail and beach, you'll get scenic of the Golden Gate, San Francisco's skyline, and glimpses of the East Bay. The best news, there's rarely any crowd.

Consider packing a blanket and a small picnic. With panoramic views of the Golden Gate, it's hard to find a better spot to relax and take it all in.

Things to keep in mind:

The hike down is a little steep, so be prepared for a little more challenging hike back up from the beach. Also, this is a great spot to catch a sunrise or sunset, so plan accordingly if you can.

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Kirby Cove Reviews

Really enjoyable little adventure. A relatively short hike down to the water where you’ll enjoy amazing views of the city and the Golden Gate Bridge. Great for families.

Kind of chilly but awesome view


It use to be a hidden gem but now it is a big tourist location, if you get a chance to camp at Kirk because I highly recommend it. Bring some hiking sticks if you have bad knees, I hiked here a couple of times, and the hiking stick really helped. Next time when I do come back, I think I want to come back here to see the sun rise.



This is also a great place to camp and is really easy to get to considering it's just across the Golden Gate!

Not to long n greats views:)

I am a Bay Area native and frequent the city often. This gave a new perspective of the golden gate. It also shows an incredible view of the city!!

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