Over the Golden Gate Bridge and through the Rainbow Tunnels, to Marin County we go! The Marin Headlands begins at the north side of the Golden Gate and encompass a wide swath of virgin wilderness, former military land, and an historic lighthouse.
A great place to start your exploration of the Marin Headlands is at the visitors center (Field Rd. and Bunker Rd., 415/331-1540, daily 9:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.), located in the old chapel on Fort Barry. The rangers here can give you the current lowdown on the best hiking and biking trails, beaches, and campgrounds in the Headlands.
© Liz Hamill Scott from Moon California, 2nd Edition