Coastal Trail

Marin Headlands (GGNRA), California

Elevation Gain1,881ft
Trailhead Elevation13ft
Elevation Min/Max13/900ft
Elevation Start/End13/13ft

Coastal Trail

Coastal Trail is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in Marin County, California. It is within Mount Tamalpais Watershed, Muir Beach (GGNRA), Mount Tamalpais State Park, and Marin Headlands (GGNRA). It is 15.1 miles long and begins at 13 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 5.8 miles with a total elevation gain of 1,881 feet. The Pelican Inn restaurant is near the trailhead. There are also a hitching post, a waste basket, picnic sites, drinking water, a shower, and parking. The It's Huge, It's Heavy, It's Historic information board and the McKinnan Gulch Mine (elevation 1,591 feet) quarry can be seen along the trail. There is also a wood along the trail. The trail ends near the Water Fountain drinking water and Cardiac Hill (elevation 1,355 feet). This trail connects with the following: Tennessee Valley Trail, Dipsea Trail, Coyote Ridge Trail, Heather Cutoff, Old Mine Trail, Matt Davis Trail, Willow Camp Fire Road, Lower Tennessee Valley Trail, Coastal Trail Tennessee Cove Shortcut, Fox Trail, Redwood Creek Trail, Prirate Cove and Wolf Ridge Trail.

Coastal Trail Professional Review and Guide

"This hike out of Muir Beach passes through wild and remote coastal hills offering striking views of the ocean. Good wildflowers in spring. Can be muddy in winter."

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Trail Information

Marin Headlands (GGNRA)
Nearby City
Mount Tamalpais Watershed
Golden Gate National Recreation Area
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Aug 2018