Marin County

In true California style, Marin County is the ultimate juxtaposition of wild outdoor adventures and bustling city life. When you're in Marin, you're just as close to the trailhead as you are to a world-class wine tasting.

Top Adventures in Marin County

  • Hike and Fish at Nicasio Reservoir

    Nicasio is a quaint town just inland of the more popular coastal town of Point Reyes. It's most known for it's wine country, rolling hills, and the home of Skywalker Ranch, George Lucas's getaway home. Most visitors of this area either pass right ...

    3 miles 300 ft gain

  • Backpack the Bear Valley to Coast Camp Loop

    Permit and Trail Camp InfoTo stay overnight in Point Reyes, you must stay at one of the Trail Camps.   Camping anywhere else in the park is not allowed.   Permits for the Trail Camps can be booked up to 6 months in advance.  If you are looking to ...

    15.09 miles 2834 ft gain

  • Hike the Sky Trail in Point Reyes

    Sky Trail in Point Reyes National Seashore is a dramatic, mostly single-track trail that runs along the main spine of the Inverness Ridge and across highest mountains in Point Reyes, looming above the Olema Valley and Highway 1 which mark the San ...

    11 miles 1250 ft gain

  • Backpack to Sky Campground in Point Reyes National Seashore

    Entering Point Reyes National Seashore from Bear Valley Road the Sky Trailhead is a 4.9 mile drive.  Camping in Sky Camp requires a Camping Permit.  You can get one at Recreation.Gov or reserveamerica.com.  Getting a Permit in person at a visitors...

    2.2 miles 185 ft gain

  • Redwoods Camping at Samuel P Taylor

    These West Marin campsites are often overlooked. It does get busy during the summer, but take the rest of the year to explore this state park. The main campground boasts more than 50 campsites with restrooms, hot pay showers, and piped drinking w...

  • Hike Bolinas Ridge

    Nestled in the Samuel P. Taylor State Park this ten miler was a perfect escape from the chaos of the city. Hikers are able to pay a $10.00 park entry fee that includes plenty of parking spaces and restrooms before you hit the trail.The hike starts...

    10.6 miles 1200 ft gain

  • Explore the S.S. Point Reyes Shipwreck

    Explore the shipwreck of the S.S. Point Reyes, perched on a sand bar off the shoreline of Tomales Bay. It is located in the small town of Inverness, just behind the grocery store. If you are driving North on Sir Francis Drake Blvd it will be on yo...

  • Swim at the Inkwells

    These natural swimming holes are filled with water flowing from Kent Lake, so they're usually pretty refreshing. And by refreshing, we mean cold. We know this first-hand by testing the pools in the winter months. Let's just say if you can stay in ...

  • Kayak Camping in Point Reyes

    Like camping in remote locations? Love oysters? This is it! Tomales Bay offers boat-in only campgrounds along the east side of the peninsula. We departed from Chicken Ranch Beach, which is on the west side of Tomales Bay. We jumped in our kayaks a...

  • Backpack to Pt. Reyes' Coast Campground

    This campground is the closest you can get to staying overnight on Pt. Reyes coastline if you're backpacking in. Once you get there, enjoy the view!The easiest way to get to the camp is from the slightly uphill hike along the Laguna Trail and the ...

    3.6 miles

  • Hike the Laguna Trail & Coast Trail Loop

    Leave your car on a side of the road. When navigating there, put "HI Hostel Point Reyes" in your navigation - you park literally on the other side of the road, opposite to the hostel. Go to the west and soon you'll find the start of Coast Trail wi...

    5.2 miles 300 ft gain

  • Hike the Roys Redwood Preserve Loop

    Roy's Redwoods Preserve is an easily missed pocket of Redwoods off Nicasio Valley Road in Marin County. Don't miss it: heading North on Sir Francis Drake Blvd turn right onto Nicasio Valley Rd--the gate for this little park is about a half mile up...

    2.3 miles 300 ft gain

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    • Point Reyes Station, California

      Point Reyes National Seashore Campground

      Overview From its thunderous ocean breakers crashing against rocky headlands and expansive sand beaches to its open grasslands, brushy hillsides and forested ridges, Point Reyes offers visitors ove...

      From $20/night

    • Petaluma, California

      San Francisco North / Petaluma KOA

    • Santa Rosa, California

      Hawk And Fox Ranch

      Nestled under a beautiful oak we provide a platform for your tent. There is a hot outdoor shower over the creek for you to use. We have eggs from our chickens. Bacon, ham, and pork from our pigs....

      From $45/night

    • Sausalito, California

      Bicentennial Campground

      Overview Bicentennial Campground is in an ideal location in the Marin Headlands surrounded by a grove of cypress trees. The campground is a great location for those wanting to camp near the city. T...

      From $20/night

    • Occidental, California

      Enchanted Forest Cosmo Site

      The Enchanted Forest Cosmo Campsite is good for groups of 4 people. Set in an old growth redwood grove looking to the west across a pasture. You'll have the best views of the animals as they graze...

      From $75/night

    • San Francisco, California

      Aquatic Park Cove San Francisco Maritime Nhp

      Overview Aquatic Park Cove is a vibrantly urban harbor that mimics a natural anchorage and is located on the Pacific shores of one of America's great West Coast cities. San Francisco Maritime Natio...

      From $10/night

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