Places to Go

Golden Gate National Recreation Area doesn’t look like most national parks. It is comprised of tracts of land across many counties.

Stretched across 80,000 acres north and south of the Golden Gate Bridge, these parks also constitute one of the world’s largest national parks in an urban setting. They feature 37 distinct park sites, from Muir Woods National Monument to Fort Point National Historic Site to Alcatraz Island, more than 130 miles of trails, and 1,200 historic structures.
Alcatraz island from San Francisco with the Berkeley Hills behind
Alcatraz Island

Here visitors reflect on stories of incarceration, justice, and our common humanity.

brick building underneath golden gate bridge
Fort Point National Historic Site

Defended the Bay following California's Gold Rush through WWII.

three women walk along a winding, tree lined trail in Muir Woods
Muir Woods National Monument

Walk among old growth coast redwoods, cooling their roots in the fresh water of Redwood Creek.


Marin County (North of Golden Gate Bridge)

Includes features such as Point Bonita Lighthouse, Nike Missile Site, Cavallo Point-The Lodge at Golden Gate, Institute at the Golden Gate, the Marine Mammal Center, Bay Area Discovery Museum, Fort Baker, Tennessee Valley, and Fort Cronkhite. With land in Point Reyes, and partnership with One Tam, Mt. Tamalpais.


San Francisco County (South of Golden Gate Bridge)

Visit beaches and coastline trails across the city of San Francisco! Includes famous destinations like Alcatraz Island, Fort Point National Historic Site and Sutro Baths and sites to expand your knowledge at Crissy Field Center, and the new Presidio Visitor Center.


San Mateo County (South of SF)

From Mori Point to Phlegar Estate, GGNRA's newest additions have trails, wildlife and coastal views availble to explore!



Last updated: September 25, 2023

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Golden Gate National Recreation Area
201 Fort Mason

San Francisco, CA 94123


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