Outdoor Recreation

Weather that allows mountain biking, hiking, and horseback riding all year round.

Meetings & Events

An event in Marin is an event remembered.

Home to Famous Attractions

Muir Woods, the Point Reyes National Seashore, the Frank Lloyd Wright Civic Center... all on the sunny side of the Golden Gate Bridge.

Hiking

The outstanding beauty of Marin County’s landscape makes it a prime environment for outdoor recreation. Hiking is one of the best ways to explore Marin’s vistas and wildlife.

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Angel Island State Park

Tiburon, CA 94920
415-435-1915
www.angelisland.org

In the middle of San Francisco Bay sits Angel Island, offering spectacular views of the Marin Headlands, Mount Tamalpais, and the San Francisco skyline. Over 13 miles of foot trails and fire roads circle the island. The Northridge/Sunset loop trail... (Read More...)

Blue Waters Kayaking

12944 Sir Francis Drake Blvd.
Inverness, CA 94933
415-669-2600
www.bwkayak.com

Blue Waters Kayaking is your outdoor activity resource for the West Marin area. We offer kayaking tours, hiking tours, as wells as specialized camping, birding and oyster tours. We offer a variety of hiking tours including the Giacomini Wetlands and... (Read More...)

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China Camp State Park

San Rafael, CA 94901
415-456-0766
www.parks.ca.gov/parkindex

Walk through the house museum describing early Chinese settlement of the village. The park offers fifteen miles of hiking trails. The trails are heavily used during spring and summer weekends. Be prepared for crowds.

*Due to current budgetary cutbacks in all... (Read More...)

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Marin Headlands

Marin Headlands Visitor Center
Fort Barry, Building 948
Sausalito, CA 94965
415-331-1540
www.nps.gov/goga/marin-headlands.htm

For the best views of the Golden Gate Bridge and San Francisco, make sure to visit the trails located at the Golden Gate Bridge Headquarters and part of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area (GGNRA).

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Mount Tamalpais State Park

801 Panoramic Highway
Mill Valley, CA 94941
415-388-2070
www.parks.ca.gov
www.FriendsofMtTam.com

With an elevation of 2571 feet, Mt. Tam has 200 miles of hiking trails with views of the entire county, San Francisco and the East Bay. Best visited in the spring when flowers are in bloom.

Mt. Tam has been saved... (Read More...)

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Point Bonita Lighthouse

Marin Headlands Visitor Center
Fort Barry, Building 948
Sausalito, CA 94965
415-331-1540
www.nps.gov/goga/pobo.htm

Point Bonita is part of the largest urban national park in the United States, the Golden Gate National Recreation Area (GGNRA). A secret jewel of the Bay Area, Point Bonita is still an active lighthouse. The U.S. Coast Guard maintains... (Read More...)

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Point Reyes National Seashore

Bear Valley Visitor Center
0.5 miles from Olema along Bear Valley Road
Olema, CA
415-464-5100
www.nps.gov/pore/planyourvisit/hiking.htm

The National Seashore has about 240 kilometers (150 miles) of hiking trails to explore. Trail maps are available at the Bear Valley Visitor Center. There are many ways to customize your hike to accommodate your physical and time limitations. Stop... (Read More...)

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Point Reyes Outdoors

11401 State Route 1
Point Reyes Station, CA 94956
415-663-8192
www.PointReyesOutdoors.com

Point Reyes Outdoors offers naturalist led hiking tours in the Point Reyes National Seashore. Explore the beauty of the area and see some of the local wildlife events. Our hikes include a Wildflower and Gray Whale Hike, Tide Pool Exploration,... (Read More...)

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Samuel P. Taylor State Park

8889 Sir Francis Drake Blvd.
Lagunitas, CA 94938
415-488-9897
www.parks.ca.gov

This popular park has over 2,700 acres of wooded countryside in the steep rolling hills of West Marin. The park features a unique contrast of coast redwoods groves and open grassland. Miles of hiking trails and fire roads make it... (Read More...)

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Tomales Bay State Park

State Route Highway 1
Inverness, CA 94937
415-669-1140
www.tomalesbay.net

This area, celebrated for its natural beauty, is one of constant movement: the land, the animal migrations and the seasonal wildflowers that push up through the earth. For great views, March flowers, beaches and bird-watching, it is a must see!

Tomales... (Read More...)