Hike Kirby Cove

San Francisco Kirby Cove Road

Added by Christian Arballo

An easy hike with breathtaking views (less than 2 miles roundtrip)Close enough to the city, but feels like a world awayGreat 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.

Pack List

  • Hiking shoes
  • Warm clothes
  • Water
  • Snacks
  • Camera
Read More

Please respect the places you find on The Outbound.

Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures. Be aware of local regulations and don't damage these amazing places for the sake of a photograph. Learn More

Share

Activities:

Chillin, Hiking, Photography

Skill Level:

Beginner

Season:

Year Round

Trail Type:

Out-and-Back

Distance:

2 Miles

Rating:

Features:

Beach
Easy Parking
Food Nearby
Scenic

Are we missing something?

Suggest an edit

How to Get There

3 months ago

Worth the Short Walk!

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!!

3 months ago

over 3 years ago

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

over 3 years ago

Added by Christian Arballo

↟South Lake Tahoe Native • Living in San Francisco 

 ↟Northern California Adventurer and Photographer

 ↟Connecting with Hiking/Backpackers

More Adventures Nearby

Hike the Juniper Canyon, High Peaks, Tunnel Trail Loop in Pinnacles NP

San Francisco / Chaparral Trailhead Parking

Pinnacles National Park is located just over two hours outside of San Francisco (depending on the traffic).

Sonja Saxe
20 Saves

Backpack to Coast Camp in Point Reyes via Palomarin Trailhead

San Francisco / Palomarin Trailhead

Spanning from just north of the small town of Bolinas (about an hour north of San Francisco) across Inverness ridge and to the top of Tomales Point, Point Reyes National Seashore is as stunning park .

Noel Clark
7 Saves

Hike Austin Creek State Recreation Area

San Francisco / Gilliam Creek Trailhead, Austin Creek SRA

 The hike starts at the Gilliam Creek Trailhead, halfway up Armstrong Woods Road on the way to Bullfrog Pond.

Tucker Cullen
11 Saves