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    Top Spots in and near Marin Headlands

    • Mill Valley, California

      Temelpa Trail

      4.5
      2.94 mi / 1929 ft gain
      The Mt. Tam Hill Climb via Temelpa Trail is an iconic, "best-of" climb in the trail running community, drawing some of the world's greatest athletes to experience its breathtaking views and technical downhill. Surprisingly though, outside of locals and the running community, the trail remains lar...
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    • San Francisco, California

      Bernal Heights Park

      4.7
      0.95 mi / 128 ft gain
      Bernal Heights Park is an excellent week night adventure for those who need an escape from the city. Sit atop this small, grassy peak in peace and look out over the San Francisco skyline. Park on the street bordering the park and follow a pathway that leads up to the top. You will be instantly g...
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    • Larkspur, California

      Baltimore Canyon Via Dawn Falls Trail Loop

      5.93 mi / 1309 ft gain
      Baltimore Canyon via Dawn Falls Trail Loop is a loop trail that takes you through a forested setting at the start, up switchbacks to Dawn Falls, and then to views of King Mountain Open Space Preserve as you loop back along Southern Marin Line Road. This is a dog friendly (on-leash) trail located ...
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    • San Francisco, California

      Paddle at Crane Cove

      5.0
      Crane Cove is a beautiful waterfront park with access for paddle boards and kayaks.  This area is protected from the wind (it will be less choppy here than in the middle of the bay). If you decide to paddle up to mission bay or down towards Islais Creek you'll most likely face more currents and w...
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    • San Francisco, California

      Fort Funston Trail

      4.7
      1.81 mi / 253 ft gain
      Fort Funston is an SF gem I discovered when looking for a dog friendly hike near the city. Located west of Lake Merced, you'll find a gorgeous Northern California beach oasis where you and your dog can run wild and free :). Parking is located at the top of the park where you'll descend a steep se...
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    • Larkspur, California

      Dawn Falls Trail Loop

      2.79 mi / 466 ft gain
      Dawn Falls Trail Loop is a loop trail that takes you by a waterfall located near Larkspur, California.
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    • Larkspur, California

      Dawn Falls Trail

      4.5
      2.29 mi / 344 ft gain
      Take the Dawn Falls trail down into the Baltimore Canyon for an in-depth exploration of northern California nature. Rather than the usual dry, hardy vegetation that speckles the hills of many nearby trails, this trail is bursting with lush ferns and mossy trees as it meanders along next to Larksp...
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    • Mill Valley, California

      Steep Ravine Trail via Pantoll Station

      5.0
      3.96 mi / 1079 ft gain
      The trailhead Pantoll Station is easy to find on GPS and there are friendly rangers there as well to answer questions.Maps: Paper map are available at the trailhead Pantoll Station in Marin, CA.   For a moderate hike, I suggest going the one and a half miles down the trail to the ladder and retu...
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    • Mill Valley, California

      Camp at Mt. Tam's Pantoll Campground

      5.0
      Need an escape from SF, but can't seem to find an available campground, then head to Pantoll Campground in Mount Tamalpais State Park. If you get there early on friday (or even better Thursday afternoon), you should be able to lock down one of these first-come, first-serve campgrounds. Each of th...
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    • Marin County, California

      Dipsea Trail - Steep Ravine Loop

      5.0
      3.97 mi / 1204 ft gain
      This is definitely a worthwhile short hike, with views of the Bay Area, Marin Headlands, Golden Gate, and the San Mateo coastline. It's a 3.8 mile loop which takes you through forests of Redwoods and out to the coastline, even above the clouds on a lucky day. The trailhead begins at the Pantoll ...
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    • San Francisco, California

      Lake Merced Loop

      4.7
      4.53 mi / 180 ft gain
      Lake Merced Loop is a loop trail in the southwestern part of San Francisco. This trail is used for running and walking. You'll see plenty of people getting exercise or taking their dog for a stroll. There are also benches and tables around the loop. The lake itself is fresh water and is used for...
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    • Larkspur, California

      King Mountain Loop Trail

      3.53 mi / 755 ft gain
      This beautiful hike takes you around King Mountain and through the King Mountain Open Space Preserve. The first .5 miles is on an exposed gravel fire road that is fairly steep, but the loop itself slopes gently around the mountain and through the forest, providing lots of shade.  This is a an ea...
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    • Bootjack Campground, California

      Bootjack Campground to Muir Woods

      8.61 mi / 1594 ft gain
      Getting permits into Muir Woods can be hard, but if you want to work for it, there's a much better way to visit the National Monument. To do this loop into Muir Woods National Monument, first drive to the Bootjack Parking Area in Mt. Tamalpais State Park.  The Bootjack Parking Area should be fou...
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    • Mill Valley, California

      Camp at Bootjack Campground in Mount Tamalpais State Park

      4.0
      Bootjack Campground is located within California's Mount Tamalpais State Park. There are a couple of campsites within the park, but if you are driving on the Panoramic Highway from Mill Valley, this will be the first campground you pass.  The fee is $25 fee to camp, but they have bathrooms and ru...
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    • Mill Valley, California

      Steep Ravine and Bootjack Trails Loop

      5.0
      6.66 mi / 2083 ft gain
      This hike is best done in the winter and spring in order for the creeks and waterfalls to be flowing. Park at the Bootjack Campground in Mount Tamalpais State Park. Cross the road to reach the Bootjack trail. Continue on this until you reach the Alpine trail. Go right towards the Pantoll Ranger ...
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    • Stinson Beach, California

      Steep Ravine Cabins

      5.0
      Although these cabins are bare bones, lacking both water and electricity, they couldn't put you in a better spot for views of the Pacific Ocean. From your cabin, you can enjoy amazing sunsets, possibly whale watching, and access to trails like the cabin's namesake, Steep Ravine Trail. The cabins...
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