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  • Marin Headlands, California

    Top Spots in and near Marin Headlands

    • Stinson Beach, California

      Steep Ravine Environmental Campground

      5.0
      Gain access through a private locked gate, and descend about 1 mile down to the bluff's edge. There is only parking for 1 car per site and also several cabins that can be rented. A camp host is on site and there are bathrooms and water spigots throughout the campground. Each site has a fire ring...
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    • Stinson Beach, California

      Rock Climbing The Egg

      5.0
      Once you've seen The Egg, you'll understand where it gets its name. This giant, egg shaped boulder near Stinson Beach provides about a dozen routes ranging from 5.6-5.12c. There is no trad climbing, only top rope and sport.You'll find all the easier slab routes on the eastern face. These are perf...
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    • Mill Valley, California

      Summit of Mt. Tamalpais Loop

      5.0
      1.15 mi / 394 ft gain
      Mt. Tam is a large park with plenty of amazing viewpoints, but the East routes and the East Peak are best for sunsets. Once you're at the top, it's an amazing spot to view a large number of Marin trails, which can help you can get a head start on planning your next adventure. At 2,570 feet, this ...
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    • Mill Valley, California

      Trojan Point

      4.5
      0.25 mi / 75 ft gain
      The endlessly scenic Trojan Point can be reached by taking the Panoramic Highway to Pantoll road from Stinson Beach to the west, or Mill Valley / Highway 1 to the east. It can also be reached by taking West Ridgecrest Boulevard from the north from the Fairfax-Bolinas road.  Park at the large par...
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    • Stinson Beach, California

      Rock Climbing Mickey's Beach

      3.5
      Mickey's Beach is a great spot for experienced climbers to challenge themselves. The west face of the main rock is home to some local favorites like Sex Porpoises (12c), named for the apparently promiscuous local marine life. There are only a couple routes rated as 5.10s, the rest are mostly 5.12...
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    • Marin County, California

      Picturesque Views from Mt. Tam's East Ridge

      5.0
      This road provides one of the most scenic views of the pacific from north of the Golden Gate. It's a little bit of a windy drive or ride along Highway 1 or Panoramic Highway (depending on which way you choose) to get to East Ridgecrest. But, if you remembered to pack a picnic, brought your friend...
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    • Stinson Beach, California

      Cataract Trail Loop

      4.5
      8.7 mi / 1670 ft gain
      Duration: 3.5-4 hour hike at a moderate to quick pace with a short break for lunch. Starting at an elevation of 1989ft and maxing at 2001ft, you achieve 1428 of elevation gain through a beautiful peak and valley hike. From the free Rock Springs Parking Area, the basic trailheads to follow along...
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    • San Francisco, California

      McLaren Park: Philosopher's Way Loop

      5.0
      2.25 mi / 315 ft gain
      Beyond McLaren's family friendly playgrounds and picnic areas, there are miles of trail to explore. The Philosopher's trail is a well-marked loop (notice the stone markings along the trail with arrows etched into them). There are several parking lots available where you can jump onto the loop. No...
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    • Stinson Beach, California

      Dipsea Trail to Steep Ravine Trail Loop from Stinson

      5.0
      5.99 mi / 1568 ft gain
      Dipsea Trail to Steep Ravine Trail Loop from Stinson is a loop trail that takes you by a waterfall located near Stinson Beach, California.
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    • Stinson Beach, California

      Matt Davis-Steep Ravine Loop

      4.7
      6.62 mi / 1726 ft gain
      This loop is made up of three of the most popular Marin trails and for good reason. These trails offer not only expansive ocean views, but a variety of topography and environments. This 6+ mile loop offers up waterfalls, dense forests, redwoods, and open grasslands overlooking the pacific. Starti...
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    • Stinson Beach, California

      Matt Davis-Coastal Trail Loop

      4.7
      6 mi / 2231 ft gain
      This hike is an alternative to the famous Matt Davis to Steep Ravine Loop. The hike starts at Stinson Beach, just behind the fire Station. I recommend parking at the Beach parking lot. The Matt Davis trail is one of the best constructed trails I have ever seen. After 2.2 miles, turn left on the ...
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    • Richmond, California

      Picnic at Point Molate Beach Park

      The beach park is very small but has sand along the shore for water access. Along the small cliffs of the beach there are picnic tables and grills for a nice cookout and family picnic. This beach would also be a great place for kayaking or standup paddle boarding as it is fairly secluded and away...
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    • Stinson Beach, California

      Relax at Stinson Beach

      4.3
      Stinson beach is a popular destination for Bay Area residents and tourists alike.  Located just 20 miles north of San Francisco, it is a 30-40 min drive away from the Golden Gate Bridge (it's a one-lane windy road once you're on HWY 1).  It is also a popular stop when hiking the nearby Mount Tama...
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    • Stinson Beach, California

      Cruising Pacific Coast Highway in Northern California

      4.8
      Start your drive on US Highway 1 aka Pacific Coast Highway just North of San Francisco. The drive will take about 1 -2 days so plan on overnighting somewhere. Hotels are scarce in the unpopulated areas but there all lots of Cabin rentals throughout and several campgrounds around. Just make sure y...
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    • Stinson Beach, California

      Bouldering & BBQ at Stinson

      4.5
      Stinson offers up a great beach day with a few activities for everyone to enjoy. If you head toward the south end of the beach, you'll come across a few boulder problems, including the 2 most popular: Are You Experienced and The Old Man. Are You Experienced is the smaller of these 2 boulders, but...
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    • San Francisco, California

      Bayview Hill Loop

      4.0
      1.24 mi / 184 ft gain
      Bayview Hill Loop is a loop trail that starts with a paved uphill climb and views of the bay facing toward the East Bay located in the Bayview neighborhood of San Francisco, California.
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