Wolf Ridge Trail

Marin Headlands (GGNRA), California

Distance0.7mi
Elevation Gain655ft
Trailhead Elevation621ft
Top863ft
Elevation Min/Max581/863ft
Elevation Start/End621/621ft

Wolf Ridge Trail

Wolf Ridge Trail is a hiking trail in Marin County, California. It is within Marin Headlands (GGNRA). It is 0.7 miles long and begins at 621 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 1.5 miles with a total elevation gain of 655 feet. Near the end of the trail is an information map. This trail connects with the following: Miwok Trail and Coastal Trail.

Wolf Ridge Trail Professional Reviews and Guides

"Stark and blessed with stunning vistas, the Marin Headlands are rich in human history and natural beauty. This vigorous walk—okay, let’s call it what it is: a hike—takes you past remnants of the area’s military past to overlooks with breathtaking panoramic views, through a landscape both wild and accessible.

Though the surf looks sketchy and uninviting to swimmers, you’re likely to share the beach with surfers hardy enough to risk the savage undertows. The rolling coastal hills and dramatic seaside cliffs of the headlands have been home to army gun emplacements since the mid- nineteenth century, and it was only with the introduction of long-range missiles that the batteries on the headlands became obsolete. The ruins of these batteries dot the climb."

"This is a scenic Marin Headlands loop that takes you on a “voice control” route so responsive dogs can sniff and gallivant off leash while you enjoy the views stretching above the Gerbode and Tennessee Valleys east and up and down the rugged coastline.

Perks include historic bunkers and batteries along the way for military history buffs, and dogs will wag at the thought of romping off leash on Rodeo Beach as you close the loop along the lagoon back to the trailhead."

Wolf Ridge Trail Reviews

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7/23/2003
Only did part of this, but my brother was awestruck by the views of the Golden Gate Bridge, bay, etc.
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Trail Information

Marin Headlands (GGNRA)
Nearby City
Marin Headlands (GGNRA)
Parks
Dog-friendly
Accessibility
Golden Gate National Recreation Area, Fort Mason Bldg. 201, San Francisco 94123; (415)561-4700; www.nps.gov/goga. Marin Headlands Visitor Center, GGNRA, Bldg. 948, Fort Barry, Sausalito 94965; (415)331-1540
Local Contacts
USGS Point Bonita; Golden Gate National Recreation Area Marin Headlands
Local Maps