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Marin Headlands, Marin County

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The hilly Marin Headlands offer beaches, hiking trails, historical sites, and superb views of the Bay Area. Begin your trip at the visitor center to learn more about the peninsula's history and nature, and pick up hiking maps. Move on to some of the beaches; dog-friendly Rodeo Beach is an ideal choice if you have canine companion in tow. A number of historical military settlements and fortifications are located here, including the Nike Missile Site SF-88-L, which is open to provide insight into Cold War military strategy. Bring snacks and water with you, as there are no food outlets. Battery Wallace is an especially scenic picnic spot with tables and grills. See Marin Headlands and all Sausalito has to offer by arranging your trip with our Sausalito itinerary maker.
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  • Unlike the previous point of View here is a impressive total on Golden Gate and city. But also very high and slightly far behind the bridge. Even with tele wide pretty much sky and water... go up and down on Scouting the route. Spring Flower lupins which are hard to get in the foreground. Top heavy artillery should be driven to protect the Bay from the military. This was too inflexible and therefore unusable but to air defence. Today, there are CANONs, NIKONs all phons. Viewpoint and Marin are rewarding destinations for pedestrians and cyclists. There is no catering facilities here but, you should have everything in your backpack.
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  • Beautiful area and we were especially happy that we didn't go to the Headlands during high season as the traffic must be horrendous then. A lot of the roads had barriers along the outer road which we ...  more »
  • We love to hike in the Marin Headlands. The trails are wide and well organized, but do expect elevation gain if you wander off the Tennessee Valley trail. Wildflowers bloom early here due to the open ...  more »