Rodeo Valley Trail

Marin Headlands (GGNRA), California

Elevation Gain1,077ft
Trailhead Elevation895ft
Elevation Min/Max42/895ft
Elevation Start/End895/895ft

Rodeo Valley Trail

Rodeo Valley Trail is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in Sausalito, California. It is within Marin Headlands (GGNRA). It is 2.3 miles long and begins at 895 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 4.6 miles with a total elevation gain of 1,077 feet. This trail connects with the following: Sca Trail, Bobcat Trail, Smith Trail and Alta Ave Trail.

Rodeo Valley Trail Professional Reviews and Guides

"This easy jaunt circumnavigates Rodeo Lagoon, offering great views of the local bird life. Think of the trail around Rodeo Lagoon as the perfect compliment to (or antidote for) a lazy day at Rodeo Beach. You’ve soaked up all the sun you can, the dog lies deflated in the sand after chasing a thousand Frisbees, and you need to work off a few calories before diving back into the cooler. Leave the beach gear where it lies, slap on the sandals, and spend an hour walking around Rodeo Lagoon."

"Getting here is half the fun. The Marin Headlands is 15 square miles of beaches, marshes, lagoons, and lush coastal hills that rise to spectacular views."

"Getting here is half the fun. The Marin Headlands is 15 square miles of beaches, marshes, lagoons, and lush coastal hills that rise to spectacular views. Wildlife lovers will love this trek, since there’s the chance to spot a number of raptor species, seabirds, marine mammals, and the occasional bobcat and mountain lion. History buffs will be pumped about the 150 years of military history, including bunkers, batteries, cannons, and in an extension of this hike, a trek past on old Nike missile site. Dog lovers love it, well, because it’s a place where leashed dogs can stroll, too."

"Bird Island and its winged residents dominate the views from South Rodeo Beach. Often shrouded in fog and littered with debris carried in by the surf, South Rodeo Beach is a place for parkas, binoculars, and contemplation, not for beach blankets, umbrellas, and coolers. Those you will find farther north on Rodeo Beach proper. Sure, there are rocks you can sit on, or you can clear a spot in the sand for a picnic, but you’ll most likely find yourself walking, gazing westward past the fishing boats in the cove to the flat horizon, or south and up at the gulls, pelicans, and cormorants that cluster on craggy Bird Island."

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Trail Information

Marin Headlands (GGNRA)
Nearby City
Marin Headlands (GGNRA)
Skill Level
Golden Gate National Recreation Area, Marin Headlands
Local Contacts
USGS Point Bonita
Local Maps

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Sep 2018