The Marin Headlands are located in southern Marin County, in the North Bay region of the Bay Area of California. Part of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area, the Marin Headlands offer beaches, hiking, history, and spectacular views of the California coast.
By carFollow U.S. 101 North across the Golden Gate Bridge from San Francisco, or South from other parts of Marin County. Exit at Alexander Ave. If coming north, this is the second exit, after the "Vista Point". Going either way on Alexander Avenue can take you to the Marin Headlands.
If you go west, turn right before the road goes back into the freeway. You can park in a lot right next to the highway, or proceed on the road (Conzelman Road) up the hillside. Various roadside parking areas line this road. Along this road you will see breathtaking views of the Golden Gate Bridge and San Francisco. Eventually this road becomes one-way steep downhill "roller coaster" heading west, so if you pass this point you will have to return by a different route.
If you go east, turn left at the first intersection, with signs pointing to Marin Headlands. (If you enter Sausalito, you've gone too far.) This road goes through a one-lane tunnel (Bunker Road) controlled by a traffic light. After you pass through the tunnel, you will be in the Tennessee Valley area of the Marin Headlands.
If you want to search direction from your place to Marin Headlands, use the following address:
948 Fort Barry, Sausalito, CA 94965, US
MuniMuni operates the 76X Marin Headlands route from Downtown San Francisco on Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays only. The bus also stops at the Golden Gate Bridge Pavilion in Presidio near the toll booths.
address: 944 Simmonds Rd
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One-way Conzelman RoadAn extremely thrilling drive down a 18% grade descent. At many points, you will seem to be driving straight into the vast, open ocean right in front of you.
phone: +1-415-331-2777address: 941 Rosenstock RdReception hours are 7:30AM–11:30PM; the hostel is open 24 hours to guests who have already checked in.
Bicentennial CampgroundReservations required.
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