TRAIL MAP

Marin Headlands: Golden Gate Bridge to Tennesee Valley:

This trail starts at the Golden Gate Bridge and works its way up into the hills of the Marin Headlands.
5.2miles

5.2 miles one-way for hikers, 4.7 miles one-way for equestrians (from Gerbode Valley Trailhead), 7.7 miles one way for mountain bikers; car shuttle possible

DIFFICULTY: Moderate

From: Golden Gate Bridge in Sausalito

To: Tennessee Valley in Mill Valley

This dramatic trip takes you from the landmark Golden Gate Bridge into the hills of the Marin Headlands. Hikers climb through coastal chaparral and open grassland to the ridges above Sausalito and descend into the wide Tennessee Valley. Bicyclists ascend Conzelman Road with its breathtaking views and ride down into and out of scenic Rodeo Valley before dropping into Tennessee Valley, and equestrians begin in Rodeo Valley. You’ll have spectacular views of San Francisco Bay, the Marin Headlands, and the Pacific Ocean. Come prepared for wind and fog.

Elevation Gain/Loss 740 feet/805 feet one-way for hikers, 830 feet/680 feet one-way for equestrians, 1,170 feet/1,190 feet one-way or mountain bikers

This trail description is excerpted from the 2019 Guidebook. For details on all trails, trailheads and more buy the book from Wilderness Press.

For more resources to plan your trip, visit our Trail Tools page.

DONATE TO SUPPORT THE TRAIL

We're a membership organization built of trail lovers like you. Become an important part of the Ridge Trail community.
Donate to complete the trail